Knitty Gritty Yarn Girl

We’re excited to announce that we are heading back to Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook, Ct for our fall retreat November 10 - 12, 2023. Enjoy relaxing ocean views while you knit, crochet, learn and socialize in a glorious spa setting.

Three full days to craft and learn – Activities kick off with breakfast on Friday morning and keep you engaged throughout the weekend.

Sharpen your skills and learn something new – Attend our “Learn & Create” knit and crochet sessions led by professional instructors, Jill Tamminen of Knit Sisu and Flavia Ejchel.  Jill will be on hand for the weekend to help with your knit questions, so bring your WIP’s and challenges.         

Registration includes a retreat project kit and skill-building class in knit or crochet. After you register, we'll contact you to choose from a variety of yarns for your knit or crochet class project at the shop or in a Zoom or FaceTime call.

Come in Pieces…Leave Whole – Whether you come with a group or travel solo, you’re sure to make new friends during Knit & Chat open knitting, classes, playing games, breaking bread, etc. There’s a friendship opportunity around every corner every day.    

Make time to relax and unwind in beach & spa surroundings – Perfectly landscaped gardens, acres of grounds overlooking the water, a private white sand beach, restaurants, entertainment, a premium spa and so much more. For over 30 years, Water’s Edge Resort and Spa has kept its presence as a top New England beachfront resort for vacations and getaways. With spectacular views of Long Island Sound, Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT is just a short drive from all that Southeastern Connecticut has to offer.

The Venue – Accommodations

 We recognize some attendees will arrive early and /or stay late to enjoy the area, while others will travel on a tight schedule. Therefore, hotel accommodations are separate from the event Registration and are booked directly through the resort at (860) 399-5901. Mention KnittyGrittyYarnGirl event for special rates of $209/night. Book your room for as many nights as you require.

 Event Cost/Registration:  $925 per person – Three full days of activities and 8 meals:

  • Project yarn and pattern**
  • All Activities 
  • All Classes, yarn, and pattern
  • Meet & Mingle Reception Friday*
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Friday*
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Saturday*
  • Breakfast, Lunch Sunday*
  • Taxes and gratuities

Non-knitter Companion Registration: $689 – Includes all meals and activities.

Use Shop Pay option at checkout for installment payment option

*Cash Bar - all meals include coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, water

 **Upcharge for specialty yarns

Project Kit Choices (choose one knit or crochet. if taking both classes, choose one of each knit and crochet that offers optional class)

Craft/Yarn Options 

Optional Class

Tuula Shawl

Knit/Patagonia (Juniper Moon Farm), Alba (Jody Long Yarns), Uchiwa (Noro)*

Technique Class/Read Your Knitting (Two 2-hour sessions)

Essential Variegated Shawl

Knit/Patagonia (Juniper Moon Farm), Alba (Jody Long Yarns), Uchiwa (Noro)*

Technique Class/Read Your Knitting

(Two 2-hour sessions)

Meditation Shawl

Knit/Bluefaced Leicester (Juniper Moon Farm), Vasto (Laines du Nord), Ultra Wool (Berroco)*

Technique Class/Read Your Knitting

(Two 2-hour sessions)

Killer Queen Cowl

Knit/Rios (Malabrigo), Moonshine (Juniper Moon Farm), Bluefaced Leicester (Juniper Moon Farm) *


 No Associated Class

Maker Maker Mosaic Dot Scarf

Knit/Concept Cotton (Katia) Huasco Kettle Dyes (Araucania)*

 No Associated Class

Majestic Crochet Hat

Crochet/Worsted (Malabrigo), Bluefaced Leicester (Juniper Moon Farm) Huasco Kettle Dyes (Araucania)*

Majestic Crochet Hat Class (One 3-hour session)

Madison Crochet Tote

Crochet/Cairns & Coastal Cotton (Queensland Collection) *


 No Associated Class

Cute & Easy Button Scarf

Crochet/Rustic Aran (Ella Rae), Ultra Wool (Berroco)*


 No Associated Class

Registration is non-refundable. If the event is cancelled, you will receive a refund less $100 for your project kit, which will be mailed free of shipping.

Getting to Water’s Edge Resort & Spa –

Water’s Edge is located at 1545 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT, conveniently located off Route 95, Exit 67.

The Resort is about an hour and 15 minutes from Bradley Airport (Hartford, CT), and equal distance from TF Green Airport (Providence, RI). Old Saybrook Train Station is about a 20-minute cab/uber ride. 

 What’s in the area – Whether you’re looking for something to do during free time, or want to extend your stay, Southeastern Connecticut offers many options for your enjoyment.

 About KnittyGrittyYarnGirl

Paulette Meijer, Owner, KnittyGrittyYarnGirl, has decades of knitting and crochet experience. Paulette adapted the attitude, “I’ll try anything when it comes to knitting,” early on. That attitude has gotten her into hundreds of projects. Her tenacity and commitment have gotten her out of several knitting disasters. As the owner of KnittyGrittyYarnGirl Yarn Shop in Niantic, CT and KnittyGrittyYarnGirl online shop, she transfers that attitude as she coaches knitters through projects and knit alongs.

Click here to see the full brochure with class descriptions. 


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Type: Retreats

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