Moments from the 2019 Knitting Retreat
Now in it’s third year, the West Coast Knitting Retreat brings passionate knitters together in a beautiful setting for a variety of workshops led by local and visiting instructors. In fall 2019, participants gathered in a cozy, ocean-level room at the end of an active surge channel, to learn the secrets of brioche knitting and create lofty, squishy, and reversible fabric, make handknit slippers in the round with a cute cable detail, and explore all about wool, sampling a variety of yarns from Vancouver Island sheep. We also had a chance to try our hand at spinning sheep fleece and weaving with locally-sourced cedar, stretch our legs and learn about coastal rainforests while taking in spectacular views from the Wild Pacific Trail, and enjoy a west coast feast at Heartwood Kitchen. Hear about the experience first-hand from instructors and participants.