2017 Instructors

For each one of our two knitting retreats we have teamed with a guest instructor alongside Simone Kereit, our local guide and chocolate enabler. Enjoy 12 hours of workshops to enrich your knitting skills!


Nancy Marchant

Schloss Münchenwiler

Brioche Knitting Workshops:

  • Beyond Basic Brioche - two-colors
  • Tuck Into Your Own Brioche Cowl

Nancy will be teaching her famous Brioche workshops at our Retreat from July 31st to August 6th, 2017 at Schloss Münchenwiler near Murten in Switzerland.

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Andrea Rangel

Riederalp Aletsch

Skill building workshops:

  • Basics of Stranded Colorwork
  • Finish your knits!

Andrea will be teaching her classes at our Retreat from August 7th to August 13th, 2017 at Riederalp - Aletsch Arena in the Rhone Valley/Valais region of Switzerland.

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Simone Kereit

Schloss Münchenwiler & Riederalp

Non traditional colorwork:

  • Mosaic Knitting basics
  • Double knitting basics
  • Double knitting: Pick your own adventure

She will be offering the first two of these workshops at Schloss Münchenwiler and both Double knitting workshops at Riederalp.

More details on her workshops


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2017 Summer Retreats

Both our knitting retreats in Switzerland in the heart of Europe, are tailored to the knitter desiring a bit of travel and gentle adventure along with enriching their knitting skills, Do you yearn for a getaway that allows you to be YOU. To relax while doing the things you love. Sleep early or stay up late knitting, the choice is yours!

Our retreats flow with a gentle and easy pace, and have ample free time for reflection and, of course, knitting built into the mix.

Chose from historic, enriching, relaxing or active, exhilarating and energizing.

Retreat Details

Enjoy thoughtful workshops by Nancy Marchant, Andrea Rangel and Simone Kereit of OwlCat Designs.

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