the date

Thursday afternoon April 26th through Sunday morning April 29th, 2018

The Event

Three nights of lodging, meals, activities, inspiring talks, thoughtful giveaways, and lots of knitting

Kick back, share stories, enjoy great food and peaceful surrounds at IslandWood, Bainbridge Island, WA

If you need help with a pattern, or want to explore a stitch technique, or are curious about a fiber, just ask

We'll be hanging out with you the whole time, keeping your needles moving


Julie Hoover, Catherine Lowe, Melanie Falick, and Kay Gardiner


Registration for this event is full, but we encourage you to get your name on the wait list.


Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant. She is currently writing Making a Life, a book about the role of making by hand in our lives. She is editor/creative director of MDK Field Guides and writes the "Beginnings" column for Uppercase. From 2003 to 2015, she was publishing director of STC Craft / Melanie Falick Books, an Abrams imprint, working with many extraordinary authors, including Kaffe Fassett, Norah Gaughan, and Clara Parkes. Prior to that she was editor of Interweave Knits. She is author of Knitting in America, Kids Knitting, Weekend Knitting, and Handknit Holidays, and co-author with Kristin Nicholas of Knitting for Baby.



Kay Gardiner

In 2003, Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne, both passionate knitters, decided to start a blog,  Mason-Dixon Knitting has evolved into an online magazine that brings knitters new stories, discoveries and treasures every day of the week, with contributors who are among the greatest talents in the knitting world. Kay and Ann also are the authors of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guides, a series of little books that explore the big world of knitting. The Field Guides follow Kay and Ann's curiosity from one fun idea to the next, in collaboration with independent designers, and edited by creative director Melanie Falick. Kay lives in New York City, where she once was a trial lawyer. Ann lives in Nashville, and they send countless daily emails to each other across the Mason-Dixon Line.

Kay Gardiner


The Location

Bainbridge Island’s world-famous IslandWood leads by example with sustainable design that’s breathtakingly beautiful. You’ll eat in a naturally-ventilated Dining Hall and mingle in congenial gathering areas. IslandWood’s Northwest-style lodges offer well-being in a natural setting. Each room has a private bath and is appointed with thoughtful details, including a window above each bed that invites in the natural setting. Each lodge also features a spacious great room, complete with a fireplace and comfortable gathering space for knitting together. Between the hospitality of the staff at IslandWood and the amazing team at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, you will feel right at home.

See you There!