Join Interweave Escapes in Santa Fe, New Mexico November 14-17, 2019 with Instructors Norah Gaughan and Amy Detjen‎

Interweave Escapes

Event Overview

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

Join us on November 14-17, 2019 for an inspiring trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico . For the ultimate Santa Fe experience, we will be staying in “The Hacienda,” Hotel Santa Fe’s secluded and exclusive retreat.

Our workshops will feature instruction from two amazing knitting instructors, Norah Gaughan and Amy Detjen. Norah will be diving into the wonderful world of knitting plaid, and Amy will teach you all of the skills you need to start double knitting.

Join us in magical Santa Fe November 14-17. Spots are going fast so sign up today!


About “The Hacienda” at The Hotel Santa Fe

In the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains lies Santa Fe, a city renowned for celebrating the cultural inheritance and pure spirit of the Pueblo people. No hotel embodies these values more than Hotel Santa Fe, a tradition-centric retreat that invites you to experience true hospitality in the city’s only Native American owned hotel.

Colorful. Eclectic. Fascinating. Santa Fe has captivated travelers for centuries. In ancient times, Native Americans hunted and fished in the luxuriant valley at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, growing crops in the fertile plain of the Santa Fe River. Later, Santa Fe was established as a Spanish provincial capital, its streets dotted with adobe buildings and its culture woven by Native American, Anglo and Hispanic traditions into a rich tapestry.

Known as “The City Different,” Santa Fe is a magical and sensory place, endlessly immersive and inspiring. The oldest city in New Mexico, it has earned a place among the top cities in the world, thanks to its singular mix of museums and galleries, historic sites and Native American heritage, art and architecture, all set against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty. And with 320 days of sunshine a year, is it any wonder that outdoor lovers flock to Santa Fe in every season?

For the ultimate Santa Fe experience, we will be staying in “The Hacienda”, Hotel Santa Fe’s secluded and exclusive retreat featuring 35 lavish rooms and suites and an extensive collection of Native American art representing New Mexico’s 19 pueblos and other tribes across the U.S. While staying at the Hacienda we will enjoy an exceptional guest experience enhanced by daily breakfast and evening receptions, professional butler, private key access and premium amenities. Designed in the same Pueblo-style architecture, The Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe also features Native American decor, artwork and warm tones that reflect the beauty and traditions of its Southwest location.

Other Attractions in Santa Fe

While in Santa Fe, visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, explore the many shops and enjoy the unique ambiance of this extraordinary place. Stroll downtown to Santa Fe’s famed art gallery district, museums, and many historic sites. There is so much to do in Santa Fe, so discounted room rates will apply three days prior and three days after for anyone who wants to check-in early or stay a few days later. To make arrangements directly, please check with Doreen Connors at or 516-498-7463. A 15% discount will apply to all spa treatments for Interweave Escapes participants.


What You’ll Learn

Plaid Workshop with Norah Gaughan

The simplest plaids can be made with stripes and chain stitch. In this Plaid Workshop, Norah will dive into knitting plaid to teach you how to create your own gorgeous pieces. We’ll cover how to add a little seed stitch texture to make weaving verticals a snap, plus learn how basic intarsia makes it possible for rich multi color plaids. Then work your way up to more complex plaids—as they are all easy!

Double Knitting with Amy Detjen

In this Double Knitting class, Amy will provide you with all the skills you need to start double knitting. You are knitting two layers of Stocking Stitch simultaneously on the same needles! This makes fabric that is reversible and cushy, with a mirror-image design on the two sides (white on black on one side, black on white on the other).

We’ll cover casting on, the double knitting technique in a solid color, then in colorwork and learn to follow charts. We’ll work on a circular project that you can turn into a headband or cowl, depending on how you want to finish it.

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About Your Knitting Instructors

Norah Gaughan

The author of Wool Studio Vol. IV, Knitting Nature, and 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.

Amy Detjen

Amy loves everything about knitting and knitters. She was the “List Mom” of the original Knit List for over five years, which was the Ravelry of the 1990s. Amy is passionate about solving stubborn knitting problems and helping knitters over hurdles. She doesn’t design too much, but would rather teach and talk about knitting. She teaches at consumer events and retreats, regional gatherings, international knitting events, and has been Meg Swansen’s assistant at her Knitting Camp for 26 years. Amy co-authored Knitting with Two Colors with Meg Swansen, and has two popular Craftsy classes: Custom Yoke Sweaters, which has lots of tips on shaping for circular sweaters, and Simple Sweaters: Stranded and Steeked which teaches knitting with two colors and how to steek your work!




Starting at just $1,995 per person (for two knitters to share a Double Occupancy Deluxe Room), this extremely limited event includes lodging at “The Hacienda” at The Hotel Santa Fe, all meals, two knitting workshops, a private tour of the International Folk Art Museum, and a gift bag. All taxes and gratuities are also included.

Looking for a roommate? Please contact Doreen Connors at or 516-498-7463.

How to Get Here

Fly into Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ) 1 hour and 10 minute drive to Hotel. Santa Fe Regional Airport is closer (20 minutes away) but not all airlines may fly there.

Sandia Shuttle runs from the Albuquerque airport to the hotel (call 888-775-5696 for reservations, $35).

The retreat ends after breakfast on Sunday so plan your flights with enough time to get back to the airport to catch your flight.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 14 2019

3:00pm – Check-in at the Hotel Santa Fee
5:00pm – Welcome reception at the Hacienda followed by dinner in the main dining room

Friday, November 15 2019

7:30am – Breakfast
9:00am–12:00pm – Knitting Workshop Day One
12:00pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Private tour of the International Folk Art Museum, which includes a number of textile exhibits
6:00pm – Dinner

Saturday, November 16 2019

7:30am – Breakfast
9:00am–12:00pm – Knitting Workshop Day Two
12:00pm –  Lunch
Afternoon Free time – Stroll around the famous Plaza and enjoy the work of local artisans OR peruse many of the local art museums.
6:00pm – Dinner

Sunday, November 17 2019

7:30am – Breakfast
11:00am – Checkout at the Hotel Santa Fe

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

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

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