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Åsa's Ziggurat Retreat

Åsa Soderman will be teaching her Ziggurat sweater construction methodology. May 8th and 9th. It is pure genius and she is a delight to learn from. We promise that you will learn and laugh for two days!
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May 8th & 9th

This retreat is perfect for the intermediate knitter or adventurous advanced beginner.  If you have made a garment (or two) are comfortable with basic sweater construction, you will learn a lot and have a great time.  Åsa (pronounced Osa) is coming from her home in Denmark so it is a special opportunity for us to host her.  She is also working on a new book and is a busy designer!

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Learn and practice the Ziggurat steps & techniques with Åsa.

Cast on and knit a Ziggurat sweater from top to bottom with built-in sleeve caps and everything else in a completely continuous construction without seams. This is an all-in-one technique that provides a tailored fit – seamlessly and with very few ends to sew in.

Choose to complete the mini workshop-sized Ziggurat we begin with to learn the steps – or – start your own adult-sized Ziggurat. You will walk away with the skills and techniques you need to navigate any Ziggurat pattern.

Find out where and how to pick up stitches for beautiful sleeve caps, master at least one short row method, learn the perfect neck cast on, directional increases, get acquainted with the handy Helpful Table – and learn to think differently about how to choose a size.

Acquire or finesse some precise and detailed techniques that allow you to knit with abandon. Åsa will guide you through each step and technique at your own pace, and you are invited to ask as many questions as many times over as you wish or need.

Schedule of Events

Sunday afternoon - arrival for out-of-towners

Monday Morning - Continental Breakfast 8:30am and Class from 9am - 3pm (including lunch)

Monday Afternoon & Evening - On your own or shopping at Magpie Knits (15% discount during retreat)

Tuesday Morning - Continental Breakfast 8:30am and Class from 9am - 3pm (including lunch)

Tuesday Evening - Dinner with the group at the Boars Head Resort


Room Rates for the Boars Head Resort are as follows - Please book directly  (hotel reservations will be open on Tuesday, March 7th).

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Sunday - Tuesday Nights = $230/night + $25 Daily Resort Fee

*$25.00 Resort fee per room, per night, which covers the following services: 

 High speed wireless internet access 

 Complimentary online newspaper via an in room tablet 

 Parking 

 Use of fitness center at Boar’s Head Sports Club including sauna and steam rooms 

 Use of resort fishing equipment 

 Participation* in daily fitness classes at Boar’s Head Sports Club. (*Some classes carry an additional fee.) 


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