The Retreat

Purl &Jane Knitting Retreats

*More dates and information coming soon!

Take a step away from the world…
Treat yourself to a relaxing long weekend away from it all, sharing the joy of knitting with a small group of fellow knitters.

Share skills and techniques and work on a knitting project that you can complete over the weekend and take away when you go home.

To book contact me on [email protected] or phone me on 01756 228247




The morning workshops are the most structured part of the weekend, with knitting techniques to be learnt and shared.

The afternoons will be as structured or as relaxed as you’d like. I’ll be on hand throughout the afternoon to guide you or help you with any knitting issues so you can spend the whole weekend knitting or you might like to use the afternoons to explore the surrounding area.


To Book

Phone me on 01756 228247 or pop into the Skipton Studio with your room preference.
A non-refundable* deposit of half the cost is payable at time of booking to secure your place.
The remaining balance* is due four weeks before the start of the course.
*payment is non-refundable if you cancel however it will be refunded in full if we cancel for any reason.

Start time: please arrive after 3pm on Friday.
A welcome evening with a glass of wine (or a non-alcoholic drink) in the mill will be held from 6pm-7pm.

Itinerary: A full detailed itinerary will be given 4 weeks before the weekend when full payment has been completed.

What can you expect from a Purl &Jane Relaxing Retreat?

A Purl &Jane retreat is to help you relax and take a moment away from the world with just the soothing stitch and over the weekend any frustrations and stress will dissolve away into joy and laugther.
Like my Sunday morning workshops, this retreat will be held with a gentle and calm teaching style as over the years, I have learnt that everyone has their own unique learning style. And, this is true to my belief that no matter how long you’ve been knitting, there’s always something new to learn, even if that is learning that other people knit like you!

These retreats are new to Purl &Jane – however I have led lots of workshops and a retreat or two over the years. I was invited by a Canadian yarn store to be the teacher on a Rockies Mountain Retreat back in the days before I had my own design studio. That was a magical experience that made me dream of the day I could share that relaxing experience with knitters in Yorkshire.
I’ve been teaching workshops for nearly 20 years all over the world – from Canadato the USA to local yarn stores all over the UK to the flagship John Lewis store onOxford Street, London to the present with workshops in my studio.

This retreat is for knitters who can cast on, knit, purl and cast off and are willing tolearn and knit in a relaxed and calm atmosphere. The retreat will be very informal, after the two mornings in the old mill which will be the most structured part – the afternoons are free to do whatever you wish. I will be at the mill in the afternoons where we can all sit and knit with our own projects (whether that’s one you bring or there will be a chance to purchase a new project at the mill) or you can explore the area.

This is truly a relaxing retreat to share the joy of a soothing stitch. There isn’t a end to knitting but there is a beginning…and I love helping people start on their journey and guiding them as they grow.

* To book contact me on [email protected] or phone me on 01756 228247