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2022 NorthEast Men's Fall Knitting/Fiber Retreat (Upstate NY)

Dates:  Thursday, September 22, 2022 (3:00 PM) through Sunday, September 25, 2022 (2:00 PM)

Venue: Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Greenwich, NY (near Albany/Troy, NY)


All participants will be charge $495 at registration. Based on the earliest registrations, we will offer accommodation upgrades to Private or Semi-Private as available and invoice you for the balance in cost. 

  • $535 Semi-Private  
  • $535 Private Garden Cabin Room
  • $495 Quad Room
  • $750 Private Room – There is one private room in the Guest House
  • Extra Early Days (Monday, September 19, 2022-Wednesday, September 21, 2022) $160 per day (includes lodging and three meals a day, starting with dinner on your day of check-in

Nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship.

Registration: Register On-Line Now


2022 Men's Fall Knitting Retreat (Seattle Area)


Dates:  Thursday, September 1, 2022 through Sunday, September 4, 2022

Venue: Dumas Bay Center, Federal Way, WA

Registration Cost: $495

Labor Day Weekend is the traditional date for the Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat and we will again host the retreat at the Dumas Bay Center in Federal Way, WA (near Seattle).

There have been a few changes at the center this year – the biggest of which is that Dumas Bay is no longer doing on-site catering. Dumas Bay will provide a continental breakfast each day, and for lunches and dinner we will be using an external catering service this year, and the food promises to be exceptional. As always, we will make every effort to accommodate specific dietary requests and allergies.

Although food costs are going up slightly this year, we will not be increasing the cost of the retreat this year.

We will be able to offer at least one scholarship this year. Please e-mail your scholarship nominations to

For this year’s event, we are working to arrange another bus tour of some of our local yarn shops for this event. More details on this to come within the next few weeks.

To guarantee a spot, your registration must be received before Friday, August 12. Because of the catering logistics for this year’s retreat, there will be no late registrations, after this date, and no refunds can be offered after July 3, 30 days prior to the start of the event.

Dates:  Thursday, September 1, 2022 through Sunday, September 4, 2022

Venue: Dumas Bay Center, Federal Way, WA

Registration Cost: $495

Registration fees include all lodging and meals.

Check-In Time is any time after 3:00 PM on 9/1.
Check-Out Time is 11:00 AM, Sunday, 9/4.


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2022 Great Lakes Men's Knitting Retreat (Michigan)

Dates:  Thursday, November 3, 2022 through Sunday, November 6, 2022

Venue: Pretty Lake Camp in Mattawan, Michigan


Single Occupancy rooms (there are only 4) –  $340  Double Occupancy rooms (there are 6 available – 12 spots) – $290 per person.

If you don’t want to bring your own towels/washcloths/sheets and blankets, they will be provided for use for the weekend for a Linen fee of $20 extra.

Here is a brief schedule:

Thursday, you can arrive at Pretty Lake Camp any time after 1:00 pm.  Lunch is on your own.  We then will head out around 5:30 pm to arrive at 6:00 pm at Chicks with Sticks (formerly Stitching Memories) in Portage, MI.  We will eat a home-cooked Lasagna meal and shop for yarn.  When we are done there, we travel back to Pretty Lake Camp.

Friday, get up and ready by 8:40 am to head back into town to have breakfast at Café Meli.  Then we go back to Chicks With Sticks for that final purchase of yarn and a raffle (free stuff!) before heading back to Pretty Lake Camp.  A light lunch mid-afternoon, and then a Pizza Party in the evening.

Saturday, we will have a Show and Tell as in previous years, so bring your finished objects to show off!

Sunday, we will take a group picture and have a discussion that I like to call The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly where we reflect on the weekend and find out what worked and what didn’t so that I can make next year the best retreat in history.

A BIG change this year is that you will need to pay your registration by sending a check. 

On the day of Registration, you will get a link to the Registration form.  After you fill out the form, you will receive invoice showing how much you need to send and the address to send it.  Any payments not received (or arrangements not made), within 30 days, your spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list.

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2022 South East Men's Knitting Retreat (Black Mountain, NC)

Dates:  Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20, 2022

Venue: Barnhardt Lodge at the Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC

Cost: Shared $300 / Private $350

Registration Open!! – Register On-Line Here

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