2019 Yarn Retreat


Mark your calendars and join us as we kick off our first annual yarn retreat in Lincoln, NE on October 18th - 20th, 2019.

Join us for a fun and relaxing weekend in Lincoln to enjoy our beautiful fall weather. This weekend is designed to be a low-key and fun learning experience. Meet new people and/or connect with old friends. This is a weekend to share ideas, patterns, create new memories with friends and of course, to knit or crochet all weekend. 

This retreat will include 3 meals, 3 workshops and a goodie bag. This does not include lodging. See note below about reserving your room at the hotel. 

The workshops will be geared toward all skill levels of knitting and taught by Karen B who is an experienced knitter from Omaha and an active member of the Nebraska Knit & Crochet Guild.

Vendors will be onsite to showcase their beautiful yarns and items. Special limited editions yarns will be available for purchase.

**Hotel lodging is provided by the Cornhusker Hotel and is optional. You must book your room by calling the Cornhusker Hotel (888-236-2427) and ask for The Yarn Shop Conference special. Hotel booking must be made by September 19, 2019 to get the special booking rate for the rooms. Two types of rooms will be available - one king size or two double beds. 

Reserve your spot by June 1st, 2019 and enjoy the early bird special retreat pricing of $225.

Book by August 1st, 2019 - retreat fee is $250.

Book by September 1st, 2019 - retreat fee is $275.

Schedule of Events


 5 to 6 pm - Check In, grab your swag and unpack your bags.

6 to 8 pm - Social Meet and Greet, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and enjoy our Fashion Gallery of hand knitted projects. Wear your favorite hand knitted or crocheted item too!


7 - 9  am - Breakfast Buffet

Vendors will be available for shopping between 8 am to 6 pm.

10 am to noon - Workshop #1 Short Rows

noon -  2 pm - Lunch Buffet, free time, shopping. 

3 pm to 5 pm - Workshop #2 Mosaic Knitting

6 -  8 pm - Dinner

8 pm - Fun & Games 


9 am to 2 pm  - Visit The Yarn Shop & enjoy a light breakfast with us. 

10 am to noon - Create your own stitch markers with Cathy.

** After completing your retreat reservation you will be added to our special email list and a list of recommended workshop supplies will be emailed to you prior to the retreat. Kits for the Mosaic workshop will be available for purchase or bring your own yarns. 

This will also be the time to let us know of any special diet restrictions, allergies or any other accommodations you may need. 

 Contact us via email at: theyarnshop@yahoo.com