KnitXperience Lite

Carodan Farm is pleased to offer

the KnitXperience, A Knitters Retreat, at Graves Mountain Lodge.

Friday, November 3rd - Sunday, November 5th, 2017

KnitXperience Registration is now closed for 2017

KnitXperience, A Knitters Retreat weekend at Graves Mountain Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy the oncoming fall season and have a brief get-away before the busy holidays are upon us. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the vistas are spectacular, escpecially with a smattering of frost covering the fall leaves on the ground. The warmth of the lodge, good friends, new friends and excellent instruction leads to another perfect note, a perfect weekend.

Our workshop presenter for this year's KnitXperience comes to us from Toronto, Canada. Kate Atherley is a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly. She is the author of several books and is known for her attention to detail in her patterns and her classes. She regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, and her work has appeared in many books and magazines.

Kate will be sharing her expertise in garment construction, blocking and how to fix those horrible mistakes (and perhaps those that only you know about but just nag you to death). You will finish up the weekend with all the skills you need to create fantastic, flattering, well-fitted sweaters.

What's the location like?

Graves Mountain Lodge is a family-owned and operated rustic mountain retreat well known for its down home hospitality, not to mention all the home-cooked food you can eat. You will delight in waking to a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains that is without equal. Family members that come along can take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and go for hikes or fishing in the mountain streams, as well as finding the antique malls not too far away.

We have the whole of Poplar Lodge to ourselves, complete with conference room for our workshops, kitchen and individual rooms for lodging. Porches that overlook the valley and trails by the swiftly flowing river add to the whole weekend picture. 


Weekend Overview

On Friday, November 3rd, we'll gather in the Conference Room of the Poplar Lodge for check-in, have dinner together at the main Lodge and come back for an evening of introductions, followed by an outline of her workshop by Kate. Kate will share her Smart Garment Strategies on Saturday followed by Blocking and Fixing Your Mistakes on Sunday morning. The new Chincoteague Colors yarns will be available from the Carodan Farm shop and provide you with any supplies you may have overlooked bringing. Ample time will be provided to take advantage of the many trails and streams at the Lodge. The Retreat will end with Sunday mid-day dinner.


Full description of classes

The cost for the KnitXperience weekend is $175 which includes Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday workshops. Please make your lodging reservation directly with the Graves Mountain Lodge. If you need to cancel your KnitXperience registration, we will refund your registration fee minus $25 until October 1. No refunds will be granted after that date.


Join us for this year’s KnitXperience, the place to kick back and relax, meet up with friends and make new ones.