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General Registration opens - March 19, 11 am ET
NOTE - this is an application for registration. Confirmation will come in 24 - 48 hrs if you are in. Totals on packages and classes during application time are only estimates.
Welcome to AffiKNITy 2023
The Knitting Retreat You Customize!
Nestled along the edge of the Appalachian Mountains just an hour outside New York City sits one of the country’s most spectacular resorts! I hope you can join me, and an amazing group of teachers, at Minerals Resort and Spa for AffiKNITy 2023.
I wanted to create a special retreat where every knitter feels welcome. Whether you've been knitting for 2 months or 20 years, whether you're traveling alone or with a group of friends, whether you like to be in class all day or have a ton of free time . . . this is the retreat for you.
When not in class, there are tons of cozy spots (outdoor fire pit anyone!) to sit and knit. Enjoy the sprawling grounds and explore all that comes with the resort. Take a hike to a lake, enjoy the tropical indoor pool complex with swim out hot tub, go to the gym or take a fitness class, or book yourself a spa appt.
Please join me for three days of knitting, laughing, learning, while spending time with like-minded people in this mountain wonderland — Truly HEAVEN!
I hope to see you there!
Knit, Learn, Laugh, Repeat
GET READY TO REGISTER:
NOTE - This is not real time registration (no payment will be required - this eliminates the issue of people getting timed out due to slow credit card processing). It is an application. If your application is approved, you will be sent a payment link.
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Your Package Options:
Customize it all! You will be able to pick from THREE class packages and build your own schedule choosing the times that fit your needs — first come first served, so fill out your application as soon as it opens to get your first choices. Choose a little or a lot. It's up to you. Everyone will be together in the evenings for knitting, games, fashion shows, and fun.
You Choose It All — How Registration Works
1) Choose Class Package
Some knitters want three days of education: that's the Full Hank. Some knitters want to take a class and have plenty of hang-out time: that's the Mini Skein. Then there are the new knitters or knitters who just want to brush up their skills but have always dreamed of attending a knitting retreat: for them — the Gauge Swatch.
Full Hank: $1245 — 3 classes, one from each guest teacher, all meals, opening night party, drink tickets, lectures and mini sessions, evening events, fashion show, goodie bag, 3 + retreat patterns, and the 2-day marketplace. Can also attend any of Patty's Skill Builders when you are not in class.
Mini Skein: $1055 — 1 class from a guest teacher, all meals, opening night party, drink tickets, lectures and mini sessions, evening events, fashion show, goodie bag, 3 + retreat patterns, and the 2-day marketplace. Can also attend any of Patty's Skill Builders when you are not in class.
Gauge Swatch $995 — 4 one-hour skill builder sessions with Patty, all meals, opening night party, drink tickets, lectures and mini sessions, evening events, fashion show, goodie bag, 3 + retreat patterns, and the 2-day marketplace. Can also attend any of Patty's Skill Builders when you are not in class.
Wool Winder (non-knitting companion) $750 — all meals, opening night party, drink tickets, evening events and marketplace.
All knitters will be together for meals, evening events, talks, marketplace and knit night.
2) Choose Day/Time (Full Hank & Mini Skein Only)
You can choose when you take classes because each teacher will present their class four times.
Meet the Teachers
I'm so thrilled to be joined by Kate Atherley, Julia Farwell-Clay and Safiyyah Talley (The Drunk Knitter)
Meet the Vendors
We have three amazing yarn vendors. Every attendee will get TWO retreat patterns in every yarn. One pattern from a guest teacher and a one skein pattern from Patty: Long Island Yarn and Farm, Morehouse Farms, Neighborhood Fiber. This year we not only have wonderful gift vendors Crippen Works, Indigo Lane Jewelry, Julia Hilbrandt, JUL, but we also have the wonderful local yarn store, Endless Skein.
No refund will be given after June 1, 2023, unless your space can be filled. Then you will receive a full refund, minus the deposit of $350.
The registration fee does not include housing so knitters can choose from three room types AND choose if they'd like to share with a friend (to split expenses!)
All rooms can be shared or used solo! Some rooms come with two queen beds, other suites come with a sleeper sofa. If you are traveling with a friend it's a great way to save on housing (and have fun).
Traveling with a group? You can request a Junior Suite that connects with a Deluxe double room.
Make sure you book your room quickly as there are a set number of each room type. Click on the links below for more details and pictures. All rooms can be shared:
- Deluxe Guest Room (Queen, Queen) - $229*
- Junior Suite (with sleeper sofa) - $279 *
- Presidential Suites (with sleeper sofa) - $399 *
* Accommodation rates do not include 6.625% NJS Sales Tax, 8% NJS & Municipal Lodging Taxes and 9.5% Taxable Amenity Fee.
We have a limited room block and can't hold rooms at our room rate for those on the wait list. If you get into the retreat, you will be emailed the booking information and booking code.
There is limited availability before and after the retreat. The group rate will be honored 2 days before and 2 days after if you want to make a week of it!
Join the Ravelry group or Facebook Group to find ride shares and housing shares and other retreat updates!
Hope to see you there!
REGISTER HERE (Live on 3-19-23 at 11 am ET)
MOBILE SITE - https://bit.ly/affiKNITY23Mobile
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