WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat

WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat

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September 29th–October 2nd, 2022

We’ll be welcoming knitters to the beautiful Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2, 2022, for our annual Fall Retreat. Registration is now open. To facilitate your chances of getting into the Retreat, we’ve separated class registrations out to a later date. You’ll register for your retreat spot and hotel room (if staying at Hotel UMass) first, and then your classes a few weeks after that.
If you’ve been waiting to make that pilgrimage to America’s biggest yarn store, this is the perfect opportunity!! We’ll have three glorious days of community, learning, and YARN. You can check out the details in our brochure here. Pricing includes all meals, all classes, shuttle transportation to your WEBS shopping spree, and all meal-time events hosted by our sponsors and partners. Lodging at Hotel UMass is included in the Worsted Package while the Sport Package includes everything except lodging—a perfect choice for locals or anyone bringing guests on their trip. Worsted Package – $1599 Includes:

  • Classes with Our Excellent Guest Teachers
  • Welcome Dinner
  • All Meals
  • Sponsor Presentations
  • Late Night Lounge Events
  • Exclusive WEBS Shopping Night
  • Free Shipping
  • Our Fabulous Retreat Swag Bag
  • 3 Nights Single Room Accommodations

Sport Package – $899 Includes:

  • Classes with Our Excellent Guest Teachers
  • Welcome Dinner
  • All Meals
  • Sponsor Presentations
  • Late Night Lounge Events
  • Exclusive WEBS Shopping Night
  • Free Shipping
  • Our Fabulous Retreat Swag Bag
Once you're here, we’ll pamper you with meals, snacks, late-night knitting fun, lots of classes with the most in-demand teachers in the fiber world, and an extra-special shopping trip just for attendees at WEBS. You can explore the beautiful campus of UMass Amherst, take a walk into town to see Amherst's unique businesses, or spend some quiet time knitting, and hopefully our famous Fall colors will be showing themselves when you arrive. Our Fall Knitting Retreat brings you some of the industry’s hottest instructors to share their expertise. Patty Lyons, Cecelia Campochiaro, Laura Nelkin, Barry Klein, Margaret Radcliffe, and Safiyyah Talley will be here to help you take your knitting to the next level.
On Saturday, you’ll enjoy an exclusive trip to WEBS for a little fiber therapy and a chance to get some advice on your next project from our fabulous sponsors! The best part of this expedition? Whatever you buy will get FREE SHIPPING! No need to worry about your new stash fitting into your suitcase, because we'll get it to your doorstep for you.
On Sunday, Patty Lyons will give the Keynote Speech and a book signing for her latest book: Patty Lyons' Knitting Bag of Tricks! Make sure you leave a little extra time before you travel home to explore the beautiful downtown Northampton area. Our unique location between 5 major universities and many smaller colleges give our shopping area and restaurants an eclectic edge that makes Northampton stand out. Have a late lunch, browse our many clothing boutiques and local artisan galleries, and leave with wonderful memories, new friends made, and a resolve to join us for our next Knitting Retreat!! Come join us this fall! Cancellation Policy:
  • $100 non-refundable deposit is due at Registration.
  • Payment in full is requested on or before August 26, 2022.
  • Cancellation between September 11, and September 21, 2022: refund of 50% of the payment minus $60 to UMass for processing.
  • Cancellation on September 22, 2022 or later: No refund

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