Nautical Knitting

Nautical Knitting


Date: Aug. 6-Aug 8, 2019 (3 days)
Standard Bunk: $695.00 per person; includes all meals.
Stateroom: $785.00 per person double occupancy
Boarding Time: 09:30 Return: 15:00

Sail away with us for adventure and knitting with well-known author, designer, and teacher, Mary Scott Huff and Northwest Yarns! Feel the wind in your hair as you breezily knit through this three-day, two-night sailing adventure through the San Juan Islands.

Mary Scott Huff will lead you and your fellow nautical knitters through a series of classes over the three days. Learn the history and practice of stranded colorwork in Fearless Two-Color Mittens, studying essential two-color stranded knitting techniques and the history of Norwegian Selbuvotter mittens. Then get creative in Mad Hatters, learning how to create your very own charted colorwork motifs which you will then use to design your own personalized hat.  Finally, no colorwork series would be complete without learning all about steeking in Eek! Steeks!, a technique frequently used in colorwork sweaters to create cardigans. Echo Mae and Heather Seevers, the Cephalopod Sisters of Northwest Yarns, will also be sailing on this cruise to introduce you to the region’s vibrant fiber arts scene, culture, and history.

About Mary:

Mary Scott Huff is the author of six knitting books: The New Stranded Colorwork, Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting, Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit,The Creative Kids Photo Guide to Knitting, and The Mitten Handbook.  An Information Technology refugee, Mary now leads a yarn-centered life.  The many friends she’s found along the way have helped her become an internationally-recognized designer, teacher and author.  A native of the Pacific Northwest, Mary shares a wee little house there with her husband, two children, some Scottish Terriers, and more yarn than is strictly necessary.  You can join Mary on her adventures playing with string at

This cruise is the perfect opportunity to escape your day-to-day routine, and set a course to knitting and adventure. In addition to taking classes, socializing and knitting, passengers on this cruise will also help crew the ship!  Prepare to become a member of the Zodiac crew as you haul rope, raise the sails, and crew the ship’s sailing stations.  You will also have an opportunity to learn the basics of navigating, steering the ship and standing watch. By the end of your trip, you will come away with new knitting inspiration and nautical skills!

Sign up now for this adventure cruise and regale your friends and family with sailing yarns for years to come. We can’t wait to see you on the ship!


To book a reservation please call us at (206) 719-7622


  • 3-days sailing and exploring the San Juan Islands
  • Navigational and Sail training aboard a classic tall ship
  • Delicious and hearty meals and snacks served from the ship’s galley
  • Daily Knitting Seminars and Instruction
  • Plenty of wildlife sightings including bald eagles, porpoises, seals and whales

Part of the adventure of sailing is that wind and tide may alter your course. For this reason the Zodiac may deviate from it’s intended route at the captain’s discretion. Bearing this in mind, the captain and crew will always endeavor to give passengers the most incredible experience possible. Already booked and wondering what to pack? See our handy packing list.

“What an adventure! This is a hands-on experience! Duty rotations include chart room, helm, bow watch and messenger. And everyone helps to raise the sails. The captain and all-volunteer crew are fun and ever-watchful over their charges. No surprise here…good food and plenty of it for very hungry people….”
– TripAdvisor Review 2016