Lambs on the Run go to Breckenridge

October 4-7, 2018
Breckenridge, Colorado

Doubletree by Hilton
550 Village Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Instructors: Ann Budd, Romi Hill, Norah Gaughan, Alissa Barton, and Jennifer Miller

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Lambs on the Run, the country’s up and coming luxury needlework travel and events organization, is so excited to announce our Breckenridge, Colorado Knitting Retreat! This will truly be a memorable event, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel – luxury accommodations, spectacular scenery, charming Victorian town, and wonderful knitting events! This will be a time to relax, rejuvenate, learn new skills and make new friends!

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Class Instructors

Ann Budd
Ann BuddIn addition to being a fun-loving knitaholic, Ann worked for Interweave Press for more than 20 years and is now a freelance knitting editor, author, teacher, and designer. She’s authored more than a dozen books, including the Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Sock Knitting Master Class and New Directions in Sock Knitting. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Check out Ann’s Blog.
Romi Hill
Romi HillA lifelong crafter and knitter, Romi is inspired by the natural surroundings of her home in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and her designs have an organic flow. She specializes in lace of all weights, and you can see her full pattern collection on Ravelry. Romi’s book New Lace Knitting features timeless patterns for garments and accessories. She loves dark chocolate with chili peppers, and she’s a sucker for a great pair of cowboy boots.
Norah Gaughan
Norah GaughanNorah graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biology. She soon found her niche in the fiber arts and began designing and has worked for JCA handknitting yarns. She also authored Knitting Nature. After almost 9 years as the design director for Berroco, she is a newly independent designer. She lives in New Hampshire where she enjoys hanging her laundry out on the line to dry. Now works for Brooklyn Tweed as their in-house designer.

Mini Sessions with

Alissa Barton
Alissa BartonAlissa’s more than 30 years of teaching experience make the “Knitting Fairy” the go to person to learn all of the tips and tricks for everything from cast on to bind off… From Accessories to Sweaters. Nothing thrills Alissa more than finding a new technique or stitch. One of the original instructors for DFW Fiber Fest, Alissa is considered a “secret weapon” by many in the fiber community who know that they can rely on her to share her knowledge and skills across multiple crafts at a moment’s notice. Her Knitting Fairy patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and many are available on Ravelry.
Jennifer Miller
Jennifer MillerJennifer brings her background in marketing, psychology, counseling, art history, science, and metaphysics to the knitting classroom. A yarn and color designer, Jennifer is the creator of Theodora’s Pearls, internationally-known handpainted and hand-dyed yarns, featuring unusual and luxury fibers. Jennifer is dedicated to promoting creative confidence in every knitter, enhancing knitting skills, and encouraging new and innovative experimentation in yarn! A self-taught artist, sourcing inspiration from the natural world, folk art, and historical textiles, she shares her own creative journey as an example of how you can express yourself through fiber, creating beauty, harmony, and functionality.

Retreat Class Offering

Each class is three hours. You will be able to select three different courses as part of your retreat package. You can also add an additional class.

Classes with Ann

Happy Heels—Explore Three Heel Variations

Because the heels of socks are typically worked on half of the leg stitches, it’s easy to make substitutions. In this class, we’ll explore three types of heel to expand your sock-knitting repertoire.
Experience level: Advanced beginner to expert. Must be comfortable knitting small circumferences in the round.

Decorative Cast-Ons

Learn an assortment of decorative cast-on techniques that will add unexpected style to the edges of whatever you knit. Techniques will include Channel Island, I-Cord, Braid, Fringe, and others as time permits.
Experience level: Advanced beginner
Materials: Solid-color worsted-weight yarn in two colors (tightly twisted wool or wool blend recommended); U.S. size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles (double-pointed needles are preferred); tapestry needle.

Fixing Mistakes
Homework required

Practice fixing common mistakes, including ripping out, picking up dropped stitches (even edge stitches!), reversing the direction of a cable turn, and correcting a snag that breaks the yarn.
Experience level: Advanced beginner; must know how to cast-on, bind-off, knit, purl and turn a cable
Materials: One partial ball of your choice of yarn (tightly twisted worsted-weight wool or wool blend in a solid light recommended); knitting needles in a size appropriate for your yarn; cable needle; crochet hook.

Shadow Knitting

Variously called “Japanese fine knitting” and “optical knitting, “shadow knitting” is the term introduced by Vivian Høxbro to describe a technique in which purl ridges define a pattern on a two-color striped stockinette-stitch background. Depending on the angle of observation, the right-side ridges cast a “shadow” pattern that comes and goes. When viewed straight on, the fabric resembles simple two-row stripes. When viewed at an angle, the garter ridges predominate and a different pattern is visible.
Experience level: Advanced-beginner knitting skills required; must also be familiar with reading charts
Materials: Tightly twisted sport-, DK, or worsted-weight wool yarn in two colors—one light and one dark (you’ll use part of each ball); needles in a size or two smaller than you would normally use for the yarn you’ve chosen; stitch markers.

Classes with Romi

Chilkat Cowl

Learn new lace skills while swatching a beautiful lace cowl! We will start out with my favorite provisional cast on for lace, then work our way through some stripey lace fun. We will go over tips and tricks for staying on track with your knitting and creating a beautiful product. Skills covered: provisional cast on, joining to work in the round, working in the round with two circular needles, jogless join for stripes, knitted on lace edging, and i-cord bind off.
Materials: Sport weight yarn in at least two colors for swatching (cowl uses 3 colors), 2 x 16 inch circular needles in US size 4, one double pointed needle in US size 7.

Shapely Shawls

Learn about different shapes that shawls can come in! We’ll go through several ways to shape shawls and how you can expect to increase or decrease to arrive at a particular shape. Then we will cast on for a small shawl made with sock yarn.
Materials: knitting needles in size depending on pattern, shawl pattern, sock or other yarn for shawl.

Lace and Cable Surgery
Homework Required

Techniques to avoid mishaps are discussed and you will learn how to rip a section of lace (or lace and cable) back and knit it up row by row without having to rip the entire project out.  The homework, a charted lace swatch and a cable swatch with mistakes, will be operated upon during class!
Materials: swatches, double pointed knitting needles at least 2 sizes smaller than used to knit swatch, crochet hook in similar size to dpns, small foam core sheet (or something else to pin the swatch to), t pins, point protectors, patience.

Devilish Details

A beautiful and successful project always comes down to the details! In this class, students learn techniques used in “New Lace Knitting” (Interweave, 2015) projects, plus others, like Kitchener cast on and bind off, grafting, spit splice, joining top of shoulder seams invisibly, and placing beads with a crochet hook. We’ll swatch all the different techniques.
Materials: your yarn and needles of choice for swatching. Recommended: extra needle sizes to compare fabric achieved.

Classes with Norah

Cable Card Game

A fun, creative approach to learning how to make up new cables. Instead of starting with a chart, students will play with making their own free form cable pattern while knitting. Then we’ll take some time to learn how to note what you’ve done in chart form.
Materials – Light colored DK or worsted weight wool and the needles that go with it.

Knitting 2 Sided Cables

Learn how to knit 2 different types of 2 sided cables. The first looks great on both sides because it is built of ribbing and the second has a different cable on each side. Knitting from a chart is a necessity in this class but you can learn as you go.
Experience level: Intermediate
Materials – Light colored DK or worsted weight wool and the needles that go with it & a cable needle.

Twisted Stitches

Norah will show you why she loves twisted stitches while teaching her favorite method for knitting right twists and left twists. Yes, there is a difference between twisted stitches and 1/1 cables! Students will make super easy mini cables, followed by a deeper dive into techniques you can do with the diagonal lines made by twisted stitches. Combination knitters are more than welcome. Norah knows how to make twisted stitches easy for you too!
Materials – Light colored DK or worsted weight wool and the needles that go with it.

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