Escape to Camden, Maine for a Knitting Retreat with Norah Gaughan: Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2017

Interweave Escapes

Event Overview

Interweave Escapes is a unique way for knitters to come together, learn from a knitting expert and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow devotees in this intimate, retreat-style event.

On November 30 – December 3, 2017 Interweave Escapes is traveling to stunning Camden, Maine to enjoy a exclusive and rare opportunity: We will be staying at the stunning Camden Harbour for a one-of-a kind, all inclusive knitting getaway. There will be two workshops from designer, author and teacher Norah Gaughan, delicious gourmet meals and an excursion to The Cashmere Goat Yarn Store. Plus, this event takes place during the annual Christmas by the Sea festival including a parade and tree lighting. Join us for an amazing weekend amid the beauty of the Camden Harbour, November 30 – December 3, 2017.

Spots are going fast and the deadline to sign up is September 15, 2017!


What You’ll Learn

Wall Hanging
Knit a small wall hanging based on now popular 70’s like weaving. Ours will be knit using using several double knitting and mosaic-like techniques along with basic texture stitches. Details include adding pony beads, 2 kinds of fringe and making multicolor pompoms. Can be completed by most students in class.

Length: 3 hours

Two sided Cable Cowl
Each side of this cowl has a different cable pattern. It seems rather magical, but the technique is not difficult once you learn how to follow Norah’s unique chart. Swatch in class, complete at home.

Length: 3 hours

Supplies needed:
Dk or worsted yarn for swatching or approx 200 grams for the cowl. Needles to match yarn.


About The Camden Harbour Inn

The Luxurious Camden Harbour Inn is located on the picturesque coast of Maine. A proud member of the Relais & Chateaux Association made up of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the stand of excellence in hospitality. As one of New England’s most exclusive boutique hotels, the historic inn offers an unmatched combination of opulent suites, picturesque views, indulgent amenities, and expertly crafted cuisine served at our world-class fine dining restaurant. Recognized as one of the World’s Best by Travel and Leisure Magazine, the inn offers highly personalized amenities and detail-oriented service to transform each stay into a memorable experience. The inn’s famed restaurant Natalie’s is considered the best fine dining destination in the state of Maine and is recognized as one of the 100 best restaurants in the USA by Diner’s Choice Award. The Camden Harbour Inn experience awaits you.


About Your Knitting Instructor

The author of Knitting Nature, among other books, Norah Gaughan has spent her life immersed in knitting—as a freelancer for yarn companies and knitting magazines, as the design director at JCA (she oversaw the Reynolds, Artful Yarns & Adrienne Vittadini Yarn lines); and as the design director at Berroco for nearly nine years (where she headed up the design team and published sixteen eponymous booklets). Now an independent designer working out of her studio in historic Harrisville NH, Norah’s latest ventures include being a member of the Brooklyn Tweed design team. Her newest labor of love, Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook (Abrams) showcases the results of her 30 year spate of inventing new cable patterns.


Starting at just $1,895 per person, this extremely limited event includes lodging at Camden Harbour Inn, all meals, workshops, transportation to Cashmere Goat Yarn Store, and a gift bag. All taxes and gratuities are also included.

Schedule of Events

Thursday November 30, 2017

3:00pm – Check-in
5:30pm – Welcome Reception
6:00pm – Dinner at Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn

Friday December 1, 2017

7:30—8:30am – Breakfast
9:00am—12:00pm – Knitting Workshop with Norah Gaughn
12:00—1:00pm – Lunch at the Camden Harbour Inn
Afternoon Free – Explore historic Camden. All shops offering 20% off discounts. Christmas at the Sea festivities including Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting at the Green.
7:00pm – Dinner at Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn

Saturday December 2, 2017

7:30—8:30am – Breakfast
9:00am—12:00pm – Knitting Workshop with Norah Gaughn
1:00—5:00pm – Shopping at the Cashmere Goat Yarn Store
6:00pm – Wine tasting provided by the Cellar Doors Wineries followed immediately by a five-course finale dinner at Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn.

Sunday December 3, 2017

7:30—8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Checkout

No refunds will be provided within 90 days of the event.

For additional questions please contact Doreen Connors at or 516-498-7463.

Sign Up Today!