Perhaps you need a hint (or two) for Santa? Or you are just ready to plan your 2019 Knitting Calendar? I hope that you will attend a Pacific Knitting Retreat event in the New Year and you could start off in January if you’d like!

Sunday January 20, 2019, is the first of our One Day Retreats. I do hope you can join us. Let me elaborate on this invitation …..

If you don’t already know Sloane Rosenthal, I am extremely happy to be your introduction! Sloane is a member of our rich (and dare I say overlooked) Bay Area knitting community. Over the last few years, I have found myself drawn to her patterns and watching her develop her body of work has been both an interest and a pleasure. In the cacophony of pattern production, it is actually quite rare to find a designer who embodies the qualities hand knitters should aspire to in their work. Garments that have a flattering fit, distinctive and elegant features and the highest standards of detailing are hard to find in patterns that are clear, user-friendly and un-fussy. Beyond all these filters, we also want to create timeless pieces that we can wear forever without any expiration date … you are down to a handful of knitwear designers. I think Sloane is one of them.

Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep is a Bay Area Treasure (well in my humble opinion!) based in Napa. The knowledge, care and ethics that are contained in a skein of her yarn are immediately apparent when you cast on and the quality of anything you create with it is lasting.

It should come as no surprise then, that these two women have collaborated on quite a few projects and most recently produced a capsule called “Wine Country Knits”. I was fascinated by the intersection of yarn and design that was apparent and it was only natural to want to hear from them about how their partnership has developed - and to celebrate this Bay Area collaboration.

When the rare opportunity to host this conversation in an extraordinary private home in Napa arose, I knew we couldn’t lose!

So please, spend the day with us in Napa on January 20, 2019. It’s a Sunday … and the Martin Luther King holiday is on Monday, so hopefully this makes it possible for many of you. We will only be able to host what the table can accommodate - making this a knitting salon of warmth and exchange.

Check out all the details here: https://www.pacificknittingretreats.com and book now. I look forward to seeing you in Napa!

Gayle RavenscroftComment