We’re going back and we want you to join us!

We had such a great time at Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook, CT, that we’re going back NOVEMBER 12-14, 2021 and we hope you’ll be there too!  

The Grand Ballroom will be decorated with soft seating throughout for your comfort. Cozy up to the fireplace or enjoy the water views from your favorite comfortable spot. As always, there’ll be good times, great people, delectable dishes, inviting projects and of course, shopping!

Project kits for all levels of knit and crochet

With fall and winter projects in mind, you’ll choose from a variety of knit and crochet project kits to fit your experience level. Project choices will be posted early August. We're available for FaceTime consultations or one on one visits to choose your project and yarn. 

There will be lots of fun opportunities to fill your booty bag with prizes and treats. We have amazing trunk shows lined up to highlight fall trends from designers like Jody Long, Claudia Wersing, Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton and others and great new yarns from Noro, Mirasol, Juniper Moon Farm, and more.

KnittyGrittyYarnGirl retreats are planed with you in mind. They’re casual, breezy and fun - the perfect break from your routine to kick back and refresh yourself.  Come join us!

What past attendees say

“What a great weekend! We met lots of great knitters and crocheters! So much fun, so many much-needed laughs and lots of crafting.” – Gillian G, CT

“Wonderful weekend. Thanks for all your hard work. So much fun!” – Julie S, MA

“Wonderful retreat!” – Mary B, NE


Friday – Arrival after 1p.m.

  • Event & Hotel check in
  • Knit Clinic and Sharing – bring your unfinished objects and your biggest challenges. We’ll be on hand to help.
  • Trunk Show Fashions
  • Choose your project yarn
  • Meet & Mingle Crudité*
  • Dinner*

Saturday –  

  • Breakfast* and Trunk Show Fashions
  • Project knitting
  • Trunk Fashions and Yarn Tasting
  • Lunch*
  • Stitch forum – Cast on’s to cables, lace to mosaic, practice and learn in the stitch forum.
  • Project knitting
  • Dinner*

Sunday –

  • Breakfast* and trunk show
  • Project knitting till noon

The Venue – Accommodations

Water’s Edge Resort & Spa has offered a very attractive $199/night (rooms accommodate up to 4 people) with no resort fee and 10% off spa services on Friday (spa services must be booked in advance).

Hotel accommodations and spa services are separate from the event cost and are booked directly through the resort. Mention KnittyGrittyYarnGirl event for special rates. Call 860-399-5901 to reserve.

 Event Cost

It doesn’t get better than this! Reserve early and save.

Early Bird thru July 31, 2021 - $400

Beginning August 1, 2021 - $450

What you get:

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

*Cash Bar   **Upcharge for specialty yarns

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.

Collections: Retreats

Type: Retreats

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