Pay in Full Getaway Retreat Registration 2025


From 10 am until 12:30 pm

At Brigid's Loft & Bazaar Girls


We are thrilled to announce our eighth-annual

Getaway Retreat!


Thursday, April 3 - Sunday, April 6, 2025


 Featuring Sarah Solomon & Alasdair Post-Quinn,

along with our beloved Ann Budd, and special guest Shana Cohen!




Sarah Solomon

A little about Sarah...

Sarah Solomon is a knitwear designer, writer, and teacher based in New York City. With a background in woven construction and dressmaking, Sarah brings a love of details and fine finishing to her hand-knitting designs and enjoys creating and teaching techniques that are simple to master but yield beautiful, long-lasting results. Her interests range from all aspects of traditional hand knitting to re-imagining ready-to-wear and machine-knit details for hand knitters.

Sarah’s patterns and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wear, Pom Pom Quarterly, Amirisu, and Vogue Knitting, and in collections by yarn companies large and small. In addition to her self-published work, Sarah has worked as part of the editorial team of Vogue Knitting Magazine and as Director of Knitwear Design for Harrisville Designs, a historic woolen mill in Harrisville, NH.

In her design work, she enjoys creating garments and accessories from exceptional yarns that are knittable, wearable, and designed to last. Sarah is also an avid sewer and spinner and loves handwork in many forms.

Find Sarah’s patterns on Ravelry or her website,, and follow her work on Instagram as @intothewool.



Alasdair Post-Quinn

A little about Alasdair...

I am a 40-something computer technician in the Boston area; I spend much of my spare time as a knitwear designer, focusing specifically on double-knitting, a knitting technique that creates a fabric with no wrong side. Until recently, a typical double-knit fabric was either tubular or two-colored with one layer showing a mirror image in opposite colors from the other layer. Over the past decade or so, people here and there have been pushing the boundaries of double-knitting to include more complex color and structure variations.

While I cannot claim to be the only one pushing these boundaries, I am among those on the forefront of innovation in double-knitting. My books, entitled Extreme Double-Knitting and Double or Nothing, document snapshots of my repertoire of esoteric double-knitting techniques (as well as being guides for beginning double-knitters), but I am continuing to develop techniques and apply them to new designs.


Ann Budd

A little about Ann...

Unlike Betty Crocker, Ann Budd is a real person. But her name is equally legendary to knitters, thanks to her classic Knitter’s Handy Book series, which makes it easy for knitters to design garments to their specifications. Ann is particularly known for her mastery of sock knitting and design and teaches sold-out workshops across the country and abroad. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado. You can find her at 




Shana Cohen

A little about Shana...

I am an architect with experience teaching technical and design studio courses in several higher education venues. I bring my experience of geometry and writing design syllabi to my pattern writing. My size-inclusive patterns are mostly modular designs, and mostly garter stitch! In pattern writing, I make legible directions that allow the knitter to customize their work in the process. I pay attention to maximizing yardage and adaptability of styling in my work. Throughout all of my endeavors, I love connecting with individuals and helping them to become the best version of themselves. I aim to write my patterns in a way that fosters this creative expression in you, the knitter. I hope you have fun playing with color and style when working on my patterns.


Accommodations and Costs 


The retreat will begin on Thursday with check-in from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (please note that lunch is not included on Thursday). Classes will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, and the retreat will end following a Continental breakfast Sunday morning.

The cost for the weekend is $975 and includes three 3-hour classes, an appointment with AnnBudd, 3 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, an invitation to our cocktail party Friday night, a SWAG bag, and fun, fun, fun!!!

There are 2 ways to pay! To pay in full click the "Register for this Event" button at the bottom of this page. 

or pay in 3 installments.

If you are making payments, Register & pay your deposit HERE.

If you pay in full now, the balance of your tuition is refundable sans a $150 cancellation fee until January 1, 2025 After that, we regret that all cancellations are non-refundable.

If you are making payments, the deposit of $325 is non-refundable. Payment # 2 of $325 is due by August 31. Payment # 3 of $325 is due by December 1. Payments 2 & 3 are refundable until January 1, 2025. After that, all cancellations are non-refundable.




Historic Port Townsend is a beautiful little harbor town with several options for accommodations.  The Palace, the Swan Hotel, and The Bishop Hotel are all within walking distance of Brigid's Loft.

The Bishop Hotel 360-302-6984

The Palace Hotel 360-385-0773

The Swan Hotel 360-385-1718


We look forward to seeing you in April!


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