Knit in style at Mohonk Mountain House Returns!
Did you know that we are the official fiber theme providers for Mohonk Mountain House? Missed the last three ? Come this year! March 17-March 20, 2016!
Join us for a weekend of knitting at the glorious Mohonk Mountain House, a national historic getaway (only 90 miles north of NYC) that Condé Nast Traveler recently named the #1 spa in the United States, as well as one of the World's Best Places to Stay! Mohonk also won a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award as one of the top 20 U.S. resorts as well as many other awards, including all inclusive family vacation awards. See more press here. ! Nestled in the Hudson Valley, Mohonk Mountain House stands at the heart of a spectacular 40,000-acre natural preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains. If you have ever been there before, you know that this renowned resort is one to remember. Knit in Style is the historic House’s only knitting (and crochet) themed weekend, organized by The Yarn Company. We lead the program, giving you the perfect chance to learn, knit, and meet new friends. The weekend features classes and technique workshops, as well as much much more. Knit in Style is for all skill levels, from novices to veteran knitters. Mohonk Mountain House has arranged for truly great rates especially for us fiber enthusiasts, and we couldn’t be more grateful. The rates include three delicious meals a day and all workshop fees, as well as most of the the amazing activities that Mohonk has to offer. The Yarn Company will also bring its finest selection of exciting and exclusive yarns in a small marketplace setting.
Many surprises are underway this year, including an optional add-on night (Thursday, March 20, 2016) for people who sign up for the weekend (Friday and Saturday night). Note: The Thursday program cannot be done as a stand-alone. Many people have already signed up, so consider signing up to get first choice at the class selection. Class options will be First Come First Served, in order of signing up for the program. Highlights for this year will include Norah Gaughan and Trisha Malcolm, as well as a full array of knitting workshops with Gryphon Corpus, Norah Gaughan, Trisha Malcolm, and more. Expect more trunk shows and fashion shows! Sign up here http://www.mohonk.com/programs/knit-in-style and read the New York TImes Article from 10/29/2015 below!
Want to know what we did in 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012?
Thanks to everyone for a wonderful Knit in Style weekend at Mohonk Mountain House! This was our fourth year celebrating the fiber arts at the gorgeous historic retreat, and it was great to see old friends, make new ones, and enjoy all things knitty in the fresh mountain air. (It even snowed for us---beautiful Catskills!) Our Marketplace was overloaded with goodies---exclusives like TYC Go-To, Crazy Multigrain Loaf, Spot-On, Caper Sock from String Theory, ---and of course The Verdant Gryphon Crib was in full flower. Friday night the brilliant Norah Gaughan gave a killer keynote speech, “Playing with Cables,” sharing her fascinating creative process in which she “draws” with cable. Saturday Trisha Malcom of Vogue Knitting presented a runway show previewing this spring’s creations---wow! And in the evening it was “Meet the Stars” cocktail hour in the Parlor, with more luminaries such as Shiri Mor and Jamie from The Verdant Gryphon. Throughout the rustic weekend there were workshops and classes in knitting for every level, taught by renowned designers such as Irina Poludnenko, including specialty classes in Entrelac, cabling, lace, Fair Isle, finishing, hat shaping, and more. Knit in Style had the best turnout ever, and because of its increasing popularity we are booking now for next year---so mark your calendars for March 17-20, 2016, and register soon. We hope you’ll join us again next year for more fiber fun! Special thanks to Mohonk’s Theme Department and Marketing Department for all of their hard work.
New~! Countdown to our annual Knit in Style weekend at dreamy Mohonk Mountain! Happily, once again Trisha Malcolm will be giving away insanely fabulous prizes. This year it’s a Vogue Knitting Live 2016 Broadway Baby Package (3 classes + Marketplace), 5 lectures, and 5 Marketplace tickets! Register now for TYC’s fun-packed weekend of fiber joys in this legendary Catskills resort, and you’ll be eligible to win!
Keynote Speakers Trisha Malcolm of Soho Publishing (and Vogue Knitting, Sixth & Spring books, and more) & Stacy Charles, and Ragga Eriksdottir Presented Keynotes and Fashion Shows, and there were workshops galore by Gryphon Corpus, Ragga Eriksdottir, Jasmine Pai, Irina Poludnenko, and Laura Zukaite. Trisha Malcolm Vice President/Editorial Director of SOHO Publishing and editor in chief of Vogue Knitting Magazine had amazing giveaways- books and tickets to Vogue Knitting LIVE in Jan 2015 in New York. The two big prizes were for the BROADWAY BABY PACKAGE, valued at $240 - which includes 3 classes and a 3-day Marketplace ticket. Stacy Charles gave away goody bags and we all smiled.
In 2013, we had an amazing time as well! From the very first hours—checking into the gorgeous rustic rooms (fireplaces! Pressed flowers framed on the walls!), dining sumptuously among fellow knitters surrounded against a backdrop of mountains—the weekend was magical.Friday night The Yarn Company booth opened in the Victorian Parlor, displaying designer samples and the delicious yarns to make them with, as well as exclusives like Lorna’s Laces Urban Underground colorways, Tilli Tomas’s Knockout on Shale and Slate, and much more. Ragga gave her delightful presentation on Icelandic knitting Friday night, showing slides of her knitting ancestors (and a hot Viking for luck) and revealing the nature of lopi wool and the history of the lopi sweater.
Saturday started with a grand breakfast, and then there were classes all day---Donna Panner, Irina Poludnenko, Stephen West—
and the Westknits Fun Squad, as well as a Knitting Study Hall. What a peaceful place to work! In between activities there was the pool, of course, with its underwater music and surrounding woodland vista, complete with wheeling hawks; the ice skating rink in the nearby pavilion; the incredible Barn Museum brimming with Mohonk history (school desks from the 1920s! an original post office! carriages, tools, dumbwaiters!)…and miles of trails up and down the mountains, around the legendary lake. Saturday night, design maven Shirley Paden gave an inspiring presentation about her own rocky road to success and her style of combining trend with tradition to create timeless classics. Sunday morning brunch was phenomenal—then more classes, more swag, and a final romp around the grounds. Thank you to everyone for coming and making it so truly amazing, and thanks to Mohonk Mountain House for hosting!
2012 was our debut year, and excitement was everywhere. We had workshops, classes, and even a square dance at 9 p.m., “an old-fashioned hoedown that’s fun for the whole family,” By the time the weekend was over, we were planning for the folllowing one!What a joy to have this partnership! Our favorite nearby resort, mixed with our favorite pastime!