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Knitting

Overview

Ideal for anyone who loves knitting, travel, and wonderful crafting experiences, our collection of knitting holidays features the Shetland Islands, the Faroe Islands, and Norway – all of which hold their own time-honoured knitting traditions and techniques, and are at the top of every knitter’s bucket list! You can also explore the knitting heritage of remarkable destinations including Peru, Finland, the Baltics and more.

Most cruises, retreats and tours include a Stitchtopia knitting kit, as well as opportunities to meet local knitters and designers, visit yarn stores, and enjoy ‘woolly themed’ excursions. Our experienced experts will host workshops, and, under their guidance, you can learn the traditional techniques of some of the world’s greatest knitting nations. We also offer weekend breaks which focus on workshops, where you can develop your skills as you work on your very own knitting project.

Experienced knitters, those looking to simply improve their skills, and knitters travelling alone are all warmly welcomed. So, if you want to develop your knitting skills, make new friends, or simply broaden your travel horizons, look no further than a Stitchtopia knitting holiday.

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10 Holidays available from £485pp

Knitting

Accompanied by expert Julie Debreux, enjoy excursions to Lyngheisenteret Heathland Centre, Hillesvåg Wool Spinning Mill and Museum, and Osteroy.

  • 7 nights half-board accommodation & 3 lunches
  • 2 full and 2 half-day knitting workshops with Julie Debreux, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel package includes return flights from London to Bergen, with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • Excursions and entrance fees

Availability:

  • 2024 2nd September
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Knitting

Discover the highlights of the Scottish Highlands as you join Carol Meldrum for a week of knitting workshops and excursions.

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation with dinner on the first and final evenings
  • 2 and a half days of knitting workshops with Carol Meldrum, kit included
  • Beaded Dorset Buttons workshop with Tania Ashton Jones
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • The services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 6th October
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Knitting

Learn about the rich textile and knitting traditions of Estonia and Latvia and explore Tallinn and Riga's magical Christmas markets.

  • Return flights to Tallinn and from Riga with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 2 half-day workshops with Anna Nikipirowicz, kit included
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2024 5th December
Travel Options
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Crochet
Knitting

Join us for a festive 3-night retreat in Harrogate with Frederica Patmore. Enjoy creating several crochet and knitting Christmas-themed makes!

  • 3 nights half-board accommodation
  • Christmas-themed workshops with Frederica Patmore, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Afternoon tea at Bettys

Availability:

  • 2024 9th December
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Knitting
NEW

Join Jane Crowfoot in Zurich with a visit to the Swiss Yarn Festival, two full-day workshops and a day exploring this picturesque city included!

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • 2 full-day workshops with Jane Crowfoot, kit and refreshments included
  • Excursions and entrance fees, including the Swiss Yarn Festival
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Coach transfers as described in the itinerary

Availability:

  • 2025 1st April
Travel Options
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Crochet
Knitting

Exploring the Connemara countryside and the island of Inis Oírr, home to the traditional style of Aran knitting, join us in wonderful Galway.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 1 lunch
  • Expert-led knitting and crochet workshops with Carol
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 13th April
Travel Options
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Knitting

Discover the breathtaking Shetland Islands, whose past is interwoven with a rich history of wool, textiles and inimitable Fair Isle technique.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 2 half-day workshops on Shetland Fair Isle
  • 2 half-day workshops on Shetland Lace
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 18th June 27th August
Travel Options
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Knitting
NEW

See the famous Ring of Kerry and enjoy a guided tour of Kerry Woollen Mills on this County Kerry knitting holiday with our knitting expert

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • 1 full-day workshop and 2 half-day workshops, kit included

Availability:

  • 2025 14th July 6th October
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Knitting

Discover the rugged beauty and rich knitting history of the remote Faroe Islands under the guidance of local expert, Katrina í Geil.

  • Return flights from Edinburgh to Vagar with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in 4-star accommodation
  • Welcome and farewell dinners at the hotel
  • 5 half-day knitting workshops with Katrina í Geil, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • 1 full-day and 1 half-day sightseeing tour, including visits to local textile designers

Availability:

  • 2025 11th August
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Knitting
NEW

Join Anna Nikipirowicz and Frederica Patmore on this weekend dedicated to Fair Isle and Intarsia knitting techniques

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 1 full-day Fair Isle knitting workshop with Anna, kit included
  • 1 full-day Intarsia knitting workshop with Frederica, kit included
  • Unlimited tea and coffee during workshop breaks
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 12th September
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Meet the
Experts

Each holiday is accompanied by a passionate, enthusiastic expert who specialises in their craft, allowing you to learn different techniques and improve your skills from the best!

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Julie Dubreux

Julie Dubreux

Julie Dubreux is a French knitwear designer and knitting instructor. Her designs have been published in Pom Pom Quarterly, Laine Magazine and Knit Now UK, as well as in books such as I Knit Paris, My Favourite Things and Homecoming.
Carol Meldrum

Carol Meldrum

Carol Meldrum is a textile designer, workshop tutor, and author of many popular knitting and crochet titles. She is the creative force behind the fashion accessories label, Beatknit. Carol is also a successful workshop tutor teaching all aspects of knit and crochet.
Anna Nikipirowicz

Anna Nikipirowicz

Anna is a crochet and knit designer, tutor and author of several crochet books. Her designs are regularly featured in craft magazines, and she also is a regular on Yarn Lane TV where she shares her designs and techniques. She also works closely with West Yorkshire Spinners and LoveCrafts.
Frederica Patmore

Frederica Patmore

Frederica is a knitting and crochet designer who has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years. She spent three years working as a designer and technical editor on the Woman’s Weekly Magazine team before co-founding Love To Knit and Crochet magazine.
Jane Crowfoot

Jane Crowfoot

Trained as a constructed textile designer, Jane Crowfoot has worked within the hand knitting craft industry for the last 25 years and is recognised as one of the leading designers within her field, more recently acknowledged as one of the pioneers of the UK crochet revival.
Hazel Tindall

Hazel Tindall

Hazel Tindall was born and raised in Shetland, surrounded by knitters who depended on the craft to earn an income. Speed and efficiency were the key! In 2004, Hazel was recognised as the World’s Fastest Knitter, knitting an impressive 255 stitches in 3 minutes.
Kathleen Anderson

Kathleen Anderson

Coming from a family of talented knitters, Kathleen began knitting at a young age. Her speciality lies in knitting fine lace shawls, the first of which she knitted some 40 years ago. She is a five-time winner of the prestigious Championship Award for the best craft item in show!
Janette Budge

Janette Budge

Janette was taught to knit at a young age, around six years old, and has knitted for most of her life. She is keen to share the Shetland knitting heritage with the younger generation and beyond, and always incorporates Shetland knitting techniques into her workshops.
Debbie Abrahams

Debbie Abrahams

Debbie started her handknitting business back in the mid-nineties and is a designer, author and workshop tutor. She has been running her global Mystery Blanket and Cushion Clubs for almost two decades and is best known for her vibrant designs which combine beading with colourwork.
Katrina í Geil

Katrina í Geil

Katrina í Geil is a textile and knitting designer of international standing. She combines knowledge from knit and design with personal styling to give her garments a more personal edge. Katrina’s work focuses on reinventing the traditional Faroese craft and culture.
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