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Knit Camp at The Coast 2022

3-Day VIP All-Access Pass

Thursday, Sept. 15th – Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Join us for our third annual Knit Camp virtual retreat! The 3-Day All Access VIP pass gets you ALL the good stuff Thursday through Saturday, AND an optional exclusive swag box delivered to your door before the retreat. (This year you can sign up for the VIP option with or without swag.)

Not sure if you can attend live? All events and classes will be recorded and you’ll have access for 45 days so you can catch the ones you miss.

If you miss having the chance to connect with other knitters, need inspiration to brighten your life, love learning and laughing with friends, and get excited when you see a special mail delivery filled with yarn-y goodness on your doorstep, the VIP 3-Day All-Access Pass is for you!

Read all the juicy details about the workshops below.

Save the Date!

Thursday, September 15th through Saturday, September 17th

Knit Camp at The Coast is unlike anything you’ve experienced online. We have virtual classes by industry experts, an exclusive retreat pattern, recipes, cocktail hour, special guest interviews, more classes, a virtual pizza party, coffee chats and special yarn-y discounts in our very own (tiny) retreat marketplace.

Every Member of Knit Camp receives a One-Day Friday Pass to attend all classes/activities on Friday, September 17th. (Included free with your membership – a $199 value.) But if you’d like even more….

Grab the VIP 3-Day All-Access Pass!

If you register for the 3-Day VIP All-Access Pass, you will gain access to all events, classes and activities Thursday through Saturday, and you can opt-in for our awesome retreat SWAG BOX delivered right to your door before the retreat begins. The swag box is a $125 value and includes retreat exclusives you won’t find anywhere else.

VIP SPACE IS LIMITED

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VIP 3-Day All-Access Pass Itinerary

Please note that all times are provided in Pacific Time Zone (Los Angeles). All events are recorded and can be accessed for replay for 45 days following the retreat.


 

Thursday, September 15th: (3-Day VIP Pass Only)

  • 2 PM (Pacific) RETREAT KICK-OFF Retreat welcome, behind the scenes in Newport, Oregon (coastal town)
  • Class: SHORT ROWS – Learn the ins and outs of using short rows in your knitting with designer and author, Bristol Ivy
  • BEHIND THE SCENES – Behind the scenes at the yarn barn (with ducks!) with dyer, Christine Derks from Treasure Goddess Yarn
  • PAJAMAS & COCKTAILS – Grab your jammies and your favorite sip and join Team Olive Knits (virtually) at our beach house for an evening of laughter, games and prizes

Friday, September 16th: (All Knit Camp Members)

  • 8 AM (Pacific) Morning Coffee Kick-Off with our host, Marie Greene, on Zoom
  • Class: INTRO TO POP KNITTING: Exciting color techniques for projects that POP  – Learn how to embellish your knitting with bright twists, braids, and other bursts of colorful texture using “pop knitting” techniques with our very own Marie Greene of Olive Knits (retreat pattern designed by Marie included)
  • Class: INTRO TO INTARSIA – Learn to create beautiful images with your knitting in this useful, traditional technique class with designer, author and teacher, Kyle Kunnecke
  • Class: EASY CROCHET EDGES FOR KNITTERS – Learn how to embellish your edges, cuffs, blankets, scarves, shawls and more using a crochet hook with designer & teacher, Connie Lee Lynch
  • Virtual Shopping Event with Makers’ Mercantile (Retreat Sponsor)
  • Special Guest Interview: MEET DESIGNER & BEST SELLING AUTHOR MELISSA LEAPMAN 
  • 4 PM: VIRTUAL PIZZA PARTY & LIVE COOKING DEMO (on Zoom)

Saturday, September 17th: (3-Day VIP Pass Only)

  • 8 AM (Pacific) Morning Coffee Kick-Off with our host, Marie Greene, on Zoom
  • Class: KNIT 2 SOCKS In 1  – If you suffer from second sock syndrome, you will love this unique approach to knitting a pair of socks in one long piece! With Safiyyah Talley from Drunk Knitter
  • Class: DOUBLE KNITTING – Learn to knit ultra-cozy accessories for even the coldest weather with Carissa Browning
  • Class: MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE – Learn to create beautiful, inspiring works of art to embellish your art journal, notebook, craft room or home – with Oregon artist, Dayna Collins
  • Special Guest Interview: TO BE ANNOUNCED
  • RETREAT FINALE with Marie, Mr. Olive Knits and the Olive Knits team – and your fellow Campers on Zoom

Registrants will receive homework and supply details via email ahead of the event.


 

Swag will ship in early September via Priority Mail to arrive in plenty of time for the retreat.

International swag orders will ship in mid-August.

Meet Our Instructors

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Marie Greene

Marie Greene, founder of Olive Knits and Knit Camp, is a knitwear designer, instructor, and best-selling author of three (soon to be four) knitting books, including Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks. She’s also the creative whirlwind behind the annual 4 Day Knitalong. Her cheerful, down-to-earth style makes learning delightful (and often hilarious). Marie specializes in seamless sweaters and creative confidence, nurturing knitters to stretch their comfort zones, try new things, and build community along the way. Marie teaches classes around the world, including for Vogue Knitting Live, Nottingham Fiber Festival and Melissa Leapman.
 
You can find her online at www.oliveknits.com
Bristol Ivy

Bristol Ivy

Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer, teacher, and author from Bangor, Maine. Her work has been published with PomPom Magazine, amirisu, Quince & Co., Making Magazine, and her own eponymous pattern line. She has taught at such events as Squam Art Workshops, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and Vogue Knitting Live, as well as yarn shops worldwide. Her recent books, Knitting Outside the Box and Knitting Outside the Box: Drape and Fold, both with PomPom Press, explore her lifelong commitment to breaking rules and finding beauty in unexpected places. When not knitting, she’s sewing, running, watching far too many British murder mysteries, and baking a mean loaf of oatmeal honey bread.

Kyle Kunnecke

Seattle designer Kyle Kunnecke has a not-so-secret passion for colorwork. Through his fiber workshops he provides inspiration to his students; exploring the skills necessary to continue their personal knitting journeys. His patterns are published in numerous knitting books and magazines, by yarn companies, and under his label, Kyle William. He leads workshops at national and international events, including TNNA, TKGA, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and Loch Ness Knit Fest. His book, Urban Knit Collection: 18 City-Inspired Knitting Patterns for the Modern Wardrobe (Interweave, 2016) showcases projects that utilize the techniques he loves to share with his students.
 
Connie Lynch

Connie Lynch

Connie Lee Lynch is a published Crochet Designer and Fiber Artist as well as a CYC Certified Crochet Instructor through the Craft Yarn Council. She has been designing since 2009 and teaching since 2013, delighting in exploring texture and color inspired by nature and other scenery that surrounds us, sharing it with students and makers worldwide. As an Army wife, Connie moves with her family every few years, constantly finding new inspiration wherever she travels and sprinkling her love for the fiber arts behind her as she goes!
 

Safiyyah Talley

Safiyyah is an author, knitwear designer, teacher, blogger and podcaster that works out of her home in scenic Indiana, USA. When she is not knitting, Safiyyah either spends her free time hiking with her photographer husband, her toddler son Beau, and chocolate lab, Arya, or enjoying the rural Indiana landscape with her two cats and angora rabbit.
 
Carissa Browning

Carissa Browning

Carissa lives and knits in the Dallas, Texas area, where she has accepted the futility of stitching cozy woolen sweaters and has perhaps overcompensated with an abundance of handknitted socks. She can now last three months without wearing the same pair twice.
 

Dayna Collins

Dayna’s fiery red hair sets the tone for how she makes her art and lives her life. She is an energetic, intuitive, abstract painter working in plaster, oil and cold wax, a collagist working with scavenged book scraps and faded fragments of ephemera, and an avid collector/junker of discarded objects, which she uses in her assemblage art.
 
Dayna shows her art in four Pacific Northwest galleries. Her work can be seen in several published books, including Art for Everyone, Oil and Cold Wax, Art Abandonment, The Mixed-Media Artist, and Cold Wax Medium.