Getaway Retreat 2018

Getaway Retreat update!

Registration for our retreat April 5-8 has been opened up to include drop in class or day pass option!


Class Schedule

Friday April 6, 2018

9:30 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.

_____A  Skirt for All Seasons- Ann Budd

_____Brioche Beyond the Basics- Bristol Ivy

_____Gansey Fingerless Mitts- Beth Brown-Reinsel

Saturday April 7, 2018

9:30 A.M.- 12:30 P.M. 

_____Socks at Any Gauge with Ann Budd

_____Knitting Outside the Box with Bristol Ivy

_____Intro to Twined Knitting with Beth Brown-Reinsel

1:30 P.M.- 4:30 P.M. 

_____Shadow Knitting- Ann Budd

_____Shawl Shapes- Bristol Ivy

_____Lativian Wristers- Beth Brown-Reinsel

Day passes: $300

Friday – One full day class, lunch, and a modified swag bag.

Saturday – 2 1/2 day classes, lunch, and a modified swag bag.


Drop in Class: $150

Saturday – Pick one of the morning or afternoon classes. Arrive early of stay after class and join us at lunch for an extra $15. if you want lunch, please let us know when you register.


For more information on the classes go to our website at

To Register, call the shop! 360-379-9273


Bazaar Girls Getaway Retreat!

Our ‘Rock Star’ teachers include:

Ann Budd, Bristol Ivy, and Beth Brown-Reinsel!


Three days in the beautiful sea port Victorian village of Port Townsend with top teachers, catered meals, and a tribe of knitters? Yes please!

If you came to our last  retreat you know Bazaar Girls know how to have fun. We’re primed for even more this year. We can’t imagine a better way to spend the cool damp days of early spring than becoming a better knitter while looking out over the Salish Sea.

We recommend early registration to save your spot and $50!

The retreat will be held Thursday, April 5 – Sunday, April 8th, 2018 

at the Northwest Maritime Center

The Maritime Center is right down the road from our shop!

We’re so excited to offer something a little different with our class schedule this year…
You will have the opportunity to take one full 6 hour class with one of the teachers and then the next day you will get two- 3 hour classes, one with each of the other teachers! This is an opportunity for you to experience all three teachers in a new and exciting way!

A little bit about Ann…..

Ann Budd is a freelance knitting editor, author, teacher, and designer. She has authored more than a dozen books, including the Handy Book series and many of the Style series, as well as several books on sock knitting, including Getting Started Knitting Socks and Sock Knitting Master Class. Ann’s newest book, New Directions in Sock Knitting was released in early 2016, this year her Knit For Fun Retreats debuted. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado, and teaches workshops around North America and abroad. Learn more at

Ann will be teaching the following classes for us…….


Knitted skirts are becoming wardrobe staples—and they’re a lot easier to knit than you might think (they require just three to four skeins of sock yarn)! Learn how to take proper waist and hip measurements and combine them with your gauge to create a “pleated” skirt with a perfect fit, no matter your size. You’ll leave with a personalized skirt pattern for your yarn and gauge.
Experience level: Intermediate to expert. Must be comfortable knitting in rounds, increasing, and have a sense of adventure.

Socks At Any Gauge ( 3 hour class)

Want to make socks that fit perfectly, no matter what yarn or needles or stitch pattern you use? This workshop will teach you how to measure your foot, knit a swatch, and devise a standard top-down pattern for any size foot and any gauge of knitting. ADVANCED-BEGINNER KNITTING SKILLS; MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE KNITTING SOCKS FROM THE TOP DOWN.

Materials: Tape measure; calculator; yarn of your choice and appropriate needles; markers.

Shadow Knitting (3 hour class)

Variously called “Japanese fine knitting” and “optical knitting, “shadow knitting” is the term introduced by Vivian Høxbro to describe a technique in which purl ridges define a pattern on a two-color striped stockinette-stitch background. The right-side ridges cast a “shadow” pattern that comes and goes depending on the angle at which it is observed. When viewed straight on, the fabric resembles simple two-row stripes. When viewed at an angle, the garter ridges predominate and a different pattern is visible. Learn this ingenious technique by knitting a swatch with a heart motif.

Materials: Tightly twisted sport-, DK, or worsted-weight wool yarn in two colors—one light and one dark (you’ll use just part of each ball); needles in a size appropriate for your yarn; stitch markers.

A little bit about Bristol…

Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published by Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co, PomPom QuarterlyInterweave Knitsamirisu, and other publications. You can find Bristol at, and on Twitter and Instagram as @bristolivy.

Bristol will be teaching the following classes for us…


Shawl Shapes ( 3 hour class)

Shawls are currently one of the most popular projects in the knitting world. They’re perfect for exploring new techniques or using just a few skeins of precious yarn for something lovely. In this class, you’ll examine ways to create different shapes, adding stitch pattern, and playing with unconventional shaping.
Worsted-weight yarn will be provided for sampling.
Experience level: Advanced beginner to expert. Must know how to knit, purl, and increase.

Knitting Outside the Box (3 hour class)

In this class, we’ll talk about different forms of inspiration and different ways of thinking about knitting, then explore methods and theory to bring those ideas to reality. This is a great class if you’re interested in designing or just want to experiment with the vast possibilities knitting has to offer.

Experience level: Intermediate to expert. Must be comfortable with stitch patterns and be willing to experiment and play!

Brioche Stitch

Brioche Stitch – Basics & Beyond (6 hour class)

Brioche is an easy stitch that creates a lush, drapey, warm fabric. Learn the basic principles for working this exciting stitch pattern, increasing and decreasing, incorporating two colors, working in rounds, and a few complex decreases that really let your fabric shine. Yarn will be provided.
Experience level: Advanced beginner to expert. Must know how to knit, purl, increase, decrease, and work in rounds.

A little bit about Beth……

Beth Brown-Reinsel has been teaching historic knit- ting workshops for over 25 years both in the United States and abroad. Her love of traditional methods and her skill in imparting that information to others is well known. She shares her passion through her traditional patterns, workshops, and Knit-Along (KAL) classes. Her workshops are known for the little sweaters which are the class samplers. These small garments teach construction techniques in context rather than through meaningless swatches. Beth wrote the classic book Knitting Ganseys and has produced three DVDs. Her warm and supportive teaching style and her generous and thorough handouts have made her a favorite with guilds, shops, and all the national conferences.

Beth will be teaching the following classes for us…


Gansey Fingerless Mitts


Gansey Fingerless Mitts (6 hour class)

Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles, Magic Loop, or two circulars)

Class Description: Ganseys are the traditional British fisherman’s sweater from the 1800s. Students will learn traditional Gansey techniques by knitting one of a pair of fingerless mitts. The mitts themselves have a gauntlet, a thumb gusset surrounded by baby cables, a traditional pattern in the hand, and they are finished off with a picot hem. Techniques learned include the classic Channel Island Cast-on, split welts, traditional knit/purl patterns, a gusset for the thumb, baby cables, raised increases, and a picot hem.

Latvian Wristers

Latvian Wristers (3 hour class)

Using wristers as a template, learn the following Latvian techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A choice of traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the wrister, as well as a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques: knitting with two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three colors.
Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dpn’s )

Introduction to Twined Knitting (3 hour class)

Level: Intermediate–must be comfortable with dp needles or working with two circulars.  Ability to knit English style (yarn held in the right hand) is very helpful, but not required. Curious about the 400 year-old Swedish technique of Twined Knitting?  In this three hour class, knit one of a pair of wristers while learning a traditional cast-on, twined knitting, twined purling, and patterning (the “O” stitch, the Crook stitch).   Learn how to manage your yarns so that untwisting becomes a cinch!  Reading Twined Knitting charts is also included.The typical gauge for traditional twined knitting is high, usually 8 stitches to the inch or more. I teach a lot of twined knitting classes and have found that students meet with better success and less frustration initially if they begin with a lower gauge.

Accommodations and Costs

The retreat will begin on Thursday with check in beginning at 12:30 p.m. (please note that lunch is not included on Thurs.) Classes will begin on Thursday at 2 p.m. The retreat will end following continental breakfast on Sunday. The costs for the weekend include an all day class with  one teacher, and then two- 3 hour classes, one with each of the remaining teachers, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, a SWAG bag and fun, fun, fun!!!

Port Townsend is a beautiful and historic, quaint little town with several options to choose from for your accommodations. You will make your own reservations for the weekend, and we ask that you please let them know that you are with the Bazaar Girls Retreat. 

The Water Street Hotel– 360-385-5467

The Palace Hotel– 360-385-0773

The Bishop– 360-385-6122

The Swan Hotel– 360-385-1718

Special Early Bird Pricing!!!

This year we are so excited that we are launching the registration early, and offering you a chance to get in early!

Early Bird Registration is $750. This will be available through Oct. 24, 2017. Then the cost will go to $800.

We are offering a couple of options for payment:

1. You may pay in full.
2. You may pay a $300 deposit and then equal payments of the balance with the first payment due Nov. 17, 2017 and the final balance due Dec. 18, 2017If you would like to come to the event and have me find someone to share a room with you, I am happy to pair you with someone.


The balance of your deposit is refundable sans a $100 cancellation fee until Dec 18, 2017. After Dec. 18, 2017, we regret that all cancellations are non-refundable.

We are so excited to be presenting such an amazing line up for the weekend. There are many fun surprises planned for the weekend as well! We can’t wait to meet some new fiber friends.

Register Here!