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Escape to The Luxurious Woodstock Inn & Spa together with us!

Woodstock Vermont

October 15 – October 18, 2017

Join Scandinavian Knitting Superstars ARNE & CARLOS for a Fun, Fiber & Foliage Weekend

Bonus workshop with Lars Reins



Scandinavian design superstars ARNE & CARLOS have gained a passionate international following, not only through their work with well-known names such as Commes des Garçons, Urban Outfitters, Dale of Norway and Regia, but also their eight bestselling instructional books and numerous online tutorials. It is in their books and videos that we are warmly welcomed into their vibrant, colorful, creative world, which is based in a renovated train station in the Valdres region of Norway, north of Oslo.

Even though Lars Rains has been knitting for over twenty years, he still learns something new with each project he completes. He firmly believes that every knitter has the potential to become a fabulous designer with the proper tools and techniques. His design work has been featured in Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Knit Edge, Chicago Knits, and Knitty. His patterns have also been included in collections for Malabrigo Yarns, Noro Yarns, and Cascade Yarns. Lars published his first book of Icelandic patterns, Modern Lopi: One, last year and one of his designs from that book won the Grand Prize at the inaugural Independent Designers contest at the leading yarn industry association’s fashion show this year. His latest book, Presto: 10 Accessory Projects You Can Knit In A Weekend, features designs that make use of Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. yarn. Lars can be found on Ravelry as ModernLopi or online at

Vermont’s most beautiful address

Set in the heart of Woodstock, Vermont, our hotel invites you to wander along welcoming Main Street, browse restaurants and charming boutiques, and relish in an area rich in recreation and abundant in adventure in the surrounding Green Mountains.Here, thoughtful authenticity blends seamlessly with a classic resort experience to evoke a timeless elegance. There is so much to do, this is the perfect retreat to bring your spouse or non knitting companion to enjoy the trip!

The Woodstock Inn & Resort is a year-round destination in the village of Woodstock, Vermont that embraces the vision of Laurence and Mary Rockefeller. With a legacy that’s deeply rooted in the Woodstock community, the Inn is cherished for its preservation of New England

Whippletree Yarn Shop

In the heart of Historic Woodstock, Vermont sits a yarn shop with a little history of its own. Since 1966 the Whippletree has inspired knitters, crocheters, and fiber enthusiasts. Inside you’ll find an abundance of color and texture with yarns ranging from classic wools and cottons, to hand painted, and luxury fibers of alpaca, angora, cashmere, and silk. We also have designs from Berroco, Classic Elite, Rowan and numerous others, as well as vintage patterns. Let our experience work for you in choosing the right yarn for your pattern, or the right pattern for your yarn, and we’ll get you started on a project. Offering 20% discounts to all attendees.


Schedule of Events

Sunday October 15th

3:00PM Check-in
6:30PM Welcome reception
7:15PM Dinner at the Woodstock Inn


Monday October 16th
7:30AM – 8:30AM Breakfast
9:00AM–12:00 p.m. Knitting workshop with Arne and Carlos 9:00 – 12:00 Workshop with Lars Rains
12:30PM- 1:30 PM Lunch

Afternoon free: Relax in the spa or explore Historic Woodstock – Visit the Whippletree Yarn Shop and receive 20% off on purchases (attendees only!)

6:30 PM Dinner


Tuesday October 17th

7:30 AM – 8:30AM Breakfast

9:00AM-12:00PM Knitting workshop with Arne and Carlos

9:00AM – 12:00PM Knitting workshop with Lars Rains

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch at the Inn

Afternoon free: Relax in the spa or explore Historic Woodstock – Visit the Whippletree Yarn Shop and receive 20% off on purchases (attendees only!)

6:30 Dinner at the Inn


Wednesday October 15th

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Breakfast

10:00 a.m. Check out

11:00 AM Special Presentation from Arne and Carlos followed by a Book Signing


Works Shop 1

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Scandinavian design superstars Arne & Carlos will teach you how to knit and purl the Norwegian (Continental) way. Plus, they’ll share their tips for the easiest method of tensioning yarn correctly to get even stitches and perfect gauge, whether knitting or purling. And you’ll learn how to read a chart, so you don’t have to rely on the written pattern!

From their Best selling book! We all deserve a flock of our own! Learn to knit a covey of feathered friends in this introductory class exploring the basic tenets of the knitted bird, a charming, quiet, and extraordinarily clean species comfortable in all manner of domesticated scenarios. Arne & Carlos provide expert guidance for intermediate and advanced knitters with an interest in hatching their own handmade avian companions. You’ll learn the fundamental steps from beak to feet to tail, leaving you well prepared to spread your wings and explore the possibilities all on your own. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn the art of the knitted bird, as well as essential knitting techniques, from the very best in the business.

Supplies to Bring:

Yarn will be supplied by Rowen.
You will need filling to stuff the bird and beads for the eyes. Needles:
U.S. size 0–2.5 / 2–3 mm, set of 5 dpn
Crochet hook the same size as the knitting needles Needle and thread



Works Shop 2

Lar Rains Modern Lopi

Design Your Own Icelandic Sweater with Lars Rains: In this workshop, we will examine the various components of a bottom-up, seamless yoke sweater. After we have recorded the body measurements required for this type of garment, we will work through all of the steps (and the math!) needed for you to leave with a personalized pattern that you can take home to create your own Icelandic style. An assortment of yoke patterns and motif bands will be provided for you to incorporate into your design. Questions pertaining to designing yoke patterns and top-down construction methods will be considered as time permits.

• Homework required: Homework will consist of preparing a 5′′ by 5′′ gauge swatch in stockinette stitch using either Álafoss Lopi or Léttlopi yarn.
Skill level required: Basic understanding of sweater construction

Supplies to Bring: Homework swatch, measuring tape and calculator (usually found on most smartphones and tablets). Colored pencils are optional.

Special Bonus Presentation with ARNE & CARLOS and book signing

Here we see glimpses of the eclectic collections of memorabilia, the rich variety of materials and patterns, the natural elements outside and homey comforts of inside that spark their ever-active imaginations. These are the sources of their hugely popular handcraft designs, which reflect their enthusiasm for finding new ways to value the old, as well as their commitment to developing innovative ideas that are wholly their own. In this engaging lecture, ARNE & CARLOS speak frankly about the way they live, and how every one of us can be inspired by the everyday things that surround us. Learn how to create fabulous, unique knitting and crochet designs, as well as other projects, using their unique lifestyle techniques, and walk away feeling energized and finally ready to bring your own original ideas to life.


Prices Include Lodging , All meals and Workshops ( Yarn is included for Arne And Carlos Workshop! )

Prices Start at $1695.00 per person for Double Occupancy (2 Queen Beds) Non-Knitting Companion Rate $850.00
Looking for a roommate – We can help.
Call Doreen Connors : 516- 498-7463


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