Knitters' Getaway at The Lamplighter Bed and Breakfast
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knitters weekend in ludington

calling all knitters!

Join us April 3, 4 and 5, 2020 for a relaxing weekend that combines knitting, great food, cozy accommodations here at The Lamplighter B&B, and a fun time with friends!  The talented team from Nautical Yarn is back for the Ludington B&B Association's 3rd Annual Knitters Weekend.  Shop owner Carole Kosanovich and the rest of her team will be leading a class on Carole's simple, stylish "Lakeshore Lace Tee".  The Lakeshore Lace Tee is a three-season tee that can be worn over long-sleeve T-shirts on cool days, or over a bathing suit on hot, summer days.

Concerned about the skill level needed to complete this pattern?  Don't be!  Carole shares "The project looks involved, but is very simple.  Basic skills are necessary to complete this Lakeshore Lace Tee.  It's basically just two squares (for a crop-top) or two rectangles (for a longer version) sewn together.  Voila!  A summer tee in no time!"  Still not sure if this is for you?  Here's a list of the suggested skills you should know: how to cast on, knit and purl.  Additional skills required include yo, k2tog and/or p2tog (Carole assures they can teach those during class as well).

Sample Block of the Lakeshore Lace Tee


Friday Evening, April 3
Nautical Yarn will host a brief fitting class with a light dinner. While the pattern doesn't require a lot of fitting, you'll cover the basics of garment fitting. You will also knit and block a swatch to be measured Saturday morning to help you with your unique Lakeshore Lace Tee.

Saturday, April 4
Enjoy a delicious start to your day with a two-course breakfast here at The Lamplighter, then head to Nautical Yarn's studio for the start of day two, kicking off at 10AM.  You'll begin with learning the skills required for the tee, including Garter Stitch, four or five simple lace stitches, Double Moss Stitch, Edging Lace, and more.  You'll also begin to think about your design - do you want your tee to feature symmetry?  Horizontal stripes?  Vertical stripes?  We want you to make your tee a personalized piece of wearable art!  You'll select your yarn and stitch patterns, and off you go!

Following lunch, from 1-3PM, learn a couple more lace skills to include in your design.  Then it's time for a break!  Explore Ludington and enjoy dinner on your own.  Saturday evening, knit and enjoy new-found friends at a knitting reception at one of the participating B&B's, complete with wine and desserts, gifts and other door prizes too!

Sunday, April 5
After breakfast at the Lamplighter, you'll head back to Nautical Yarn's studio by 10AM, where you'll learn how to assemble and block your finished garment.  Spend time working on your project and participate in a Q&A session before wrapping up the event at Noon.

how to join

The cost to participate in the weekend is $150, plus a 2-night stay here at The Lamplighter B&B.  To reserve your space in the class, you may call us at 231-843-9792 to register for the event, or book online and select the "Knitters Weekend" upgrade during the booking process. 

additional information

All classes will be held at Nautical Yarn's studio, located at 108 South Rath Avenue in downtown Ludington.  The Lamplighter B&B is a short, one-minute drive or 9-minute walk, to the studio!

You may bring yarn from your stash, or purchase the Lakeshore Lace Tee Kit from Nautical Yarn starting at $45.  The Lakeshore Lace Tee requires approximately 600-700 yds of DK/worsted weight yarn.  Also, size 6 needles are required, but we suggest you bring sizes 5 - 7 circular needles in 32" to 40" length.

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