Nautical Knitting

Nautical Knitting

 

Date: Aug. 4-Aug 6, 2020 (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, Sivia Harding 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.

 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.

Nautical Knitting with Sivia Harding

Sail away with us for adventure and knitting with well-known instructor and designer, Sivia Harding, 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, with a stop in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

In this year’s cruise, Sivia Harding will lead you and your fellow nautical knitters on an adventure through a series of three classes over three days. Known for her stunning designs that have been found in a variety of publications and on knitting websites, as well as her classes at fiber fests, Sivia will be leading this year’s nautical knitters on a voyage through a wonderful variety of knitting techniques and patterns.

Revel in the beauty of Harmonia’s Rings: Moebius and More, in which you will learn how to knit up a cowl with elements reminiscent of ancient architecture using Cat Bordhi’s Moebius cast-on. Then participate in the Short Row Stripes Workshop: Rainshadow Scarf to learn all the ins and outs of two different short row methods, including some lace and beading instruction, which can be used to create a gorgeous garter stitch scarf. Finally, no Nautical Knitting cruise would be complete without a bit of knitting history –  learn all about mending and darning traditions, and their modern uses and interpretations in Decorative Mending: More Than Making Do! 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.

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

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • 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