Join Interweave Escapes in Scarborough, Maine October 21 – 24, 2018 with Instructors Mary Jane Mucklestone & Beatrice Perron Dahlen

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 setting.

On October 21 – 24, 2018 Interweave Escapes is traveling to Scarborough, Maine to enjoy this exclusive event. We will be staying at the luxurious Black Point Inn for a one-of-a kind, all inclusive knitting getaway. There will be two workshops, one from Mary Jane Mucklestone and one from Beatrice Perron Dahlen, delicious gourmet meals, free time to enjoy the beach, and an afternoon excursion to  Portland’s most popular Yarn Shops “Knit Wit” and Tess’ Designer Yarns .  Join us for an amazing weekend amid the beauty of the Maine, October 21- 24, 2018.


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About the Black Point Inn

The Black Point Inn is a historic Maine hotel located on Prouts Neck, just minutes from bustling Portland. Presiding over one of the most spectacular settings along Maine’s ruggedly beautiful coastline, the Inn is nestled on lushly landscaped property surrounded by water and beaches on three sides, you’ll be captivated by the ever changing seascape. You’ll be dazzled by the unhurried pace, gracious charm and attentive service that remain the hallmarks of this historic Maine Inn.

The Inn has been extensively renovated over the years to provide guests with the luxuries and conveniences modern travelers desire, while maintaining the character, history, and traditions of our historic property. Featuring two superb on-site restaurants, a Geo-thermally heated pool, and beaches surrounding the hotel on three sides, Black Point Inn is the ultimate destination for those seeking a glimpse into Maine’s unique history, while enjoying the comforts of modernity.

Additional Excursions:

Afternoon excursion to  Portland’s most popular Yarn Shops “Knit Wit” and Tess’ Designer Yarns


What You’ll Learn

Explore Maine’s Traditional Colorwork Motifs with Mary Jane Mucklestone
Maine and the Maritime Provinces of Canada have their own unique colorwork traditions which center on small allover pattern motifs. Students can combine these sweet motifs to design their own unique cowl, or follow the pattern provided, and make a two color version of Mary Jane’s Flying Geese Cowl, and simply practice stranded colorwork technique. Mary Jane will give students individual attention offering design help and lots of tips for mankind stranded knitting technique easy and fun.

Length: 3 hours

Skill Level: Intermediate

Top Down Triangular Shawl with Beatrice Perron Dahlen
The top down triangular shawl is a great place to begin if you’re interested in knitting – or even designing – your own shawl.  You’ll learn some construction tips such as the garter tab cast on and different types of increases. We’ll talk about fiber content, yarn weight and gauge.  You’ll learn how to chart out stitch patterns and combine them to make your own fabulous shawl. You’ll leave with tips and ideas for creating your shawl.

Length: 3 hours

Skill Level: Intermediate

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About Your Knitting Instructors

Mary Jane Mucklestone

Mary Jane Mucklestone loves to knit, especially with color. She’s the author of 4 knitting books 3 exclusively featuring stranded colorwork. Her stitch dictionaries 200 Fair Isle Motifs and 150 Scandinavian Motifs, were instant classics and have been translated into many languages. Fair Isle Style is a contemporary take on colorwork featuring 20 projects from 18 designers. Her newest book Geo Knits:10 Lessons and projects for knitting stripes, chevrons, triangles, polka dots and more – gets back to her knitting roots, when the craft was new to her and she approached it through the shape of things! She’s currently at work on a super fun colorwork project. Mary Jane travels the world to study traditional knitting techniques and to learn more about the history of the craft. She’s a popular teacher specializing in lively, fun and informative classes. She feels lucky to be invited to teach all over the world, and is eager to share knitting knowledge with her students. She aims to give students the courage to try something new!

Beatrice Perron Dahlen
When Beatrice moved to Maine she found her home in more ways than one. A Navy brat through and through, she bought a house and put down roots. Discovering the inspiring and thriving fiber community of Maine she often thought about how wonderful it would be to see a collaboration between all the hand knitwear designers, yarn makers, dyers and wool-loving folk of Maine. Out of honoring the creative work each was doing, joining talents to make something extraordinary to offer up to the rest of the hand knitting community, she published the book that comes straight from the bottom of her heart; MAINE knits.

Beatrice is one of Maine’s most popular knitwear designers. In addition to self-publishing, she has published work with Pom Pom Magazine, Interweave Knits, knitscene, Berroco, Tolt Yarn & Wool, Quince & Co., Making Magazine, amirisu and more.  In 2017 she published her first book, MAINE knits.  Her independent pattern line, Thread & Ladle can be found on Ravelry or at her website,



Starting at just $1,595 per person (for double occupancy), this extremely limited event includes lodging at the Black Point Inn, all meals, workshops,  and a gift bag. All taxes and gratuities are also included.

Schedule of Events

Sunday October 21, 2018

3:00 pm – Check-in at the Black Point Inn
5:30 pm – Welcome reception
6:10 pm – Dinner at the Black Point Inn

Monday October 22, 2018

7:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Knitting Workshop
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch
After lunch spend a relaxing afternoon taking in the beautiful view knitting on the porch, exploring the beach or venture into Old Port and visit all that only Portland has to offer!
6:30 pm – Dinner at the Black Point Inn

Tuesday October 23, 2018

7:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Knitting Workshop
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch
Afternoon excursion to Portland’s most popular Yarn Shops  “Knit Wit” and Tess’ Designer Yarns
6:30 pm – Dinner at the Black Point Inn

Wednesday October 24, 2018

7:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
* Check out is by 11 am.

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

For additional questions please contact Doreen Connors at [email protected] or 516-498-7463.

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