Stitching Retreat is a one-of-a-kind, experiential knitting event. Take master-level hand-knitting workshops on fit and shaping, pattern writing, lace, socks, and more. Shop the Marketplace, which showcases new yarn and accessories from around the world. All of this and more in one weekend! If you’re a knitter/ crocheter/ sewer/ spinner, this is the event for you!



From Friday, September 29, through Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Please refer to the programm page for complete details.



Stitching Retreat is taking place at the Youth Hostel in Fällanden, Switzerland. For more informations, see the accomodation page.
The bedrooms are upstairs. For day guests it is accesible but not for overnight. If you have specific requests please contact us


Registration/ Classes

How the registration works, we explained here.
The pricing information for the tickets, you find here.
No, you can decide spontaneously. At the location there will be a list to assign. First come, first serve.
For some classes, homework is listed. Homework is work that teachers require be completed before your class meets. For homework, please visit the Classes page, select a class, and scroll down. Any homework needed for that particular class will be listed. Contact if you have additional questions about the homework.
For some classes, supplies are listed. Supplies are tools that teachers request you bring to class. For required supplies, please visit the Classes page, select a class, and scroll down. Any supplies needed for that particular class will be listed. Contact if you have additional questions about the supplies. If you prefer to buy supplies at the Stitching Retreat Marketplace, please allow for enough time to purchase them before your class starts. Also note that we cannot guarantee that the Marketplace will have the specific supplies you are looking for, so please plan in advance.
In addition to the class supply list, if you have favorite tools, bring them. Scissors, stitch markers, stitch holders, tape measure, hooks and needles in different sizes, support gloves, and note-taking materials can be easily tucked in a bag.
The following is a general guideline. Please refer to the specific class for additional prerequisite information.

  • Beginner: Can knit and purl, cast on and bind off. Eager to learn!
  • Advanced Beginner: Has beginner skills, plus can work simple increases/decreases, follow written instructions, and can work basic stitch patterns. Ready to move to the next level.
  • Intermediate: All skills of an advanced beginner, plus proficiency working in the round and has completed multiple accessories or a basic garment. Proficient as many kinds of stitch patterns.
  • Experienced: Skilled at all knitting techniques. Able to adjust patterns and personalize knits via fit and/or design.
  • Expert: Experienced in all techniques and looking for a real challenge.
  • All Levels Welcome: Accessible and of interest to those who have years of experience as well as those just starting out.
The meals and water/tea are included.
Attendees can choose from several registration options, including individual classes, individual lectures, and packages. Please refer to the tickets page for details.
If you register online, you will be presented with a printable receipt at the end of the registration process.
To use your discount code, please input the code when prompted. The site will automatically calculate your registration fees and subtract the code’s value. Please note that only one discount code can be used per customer.
You will be charged CHF10 on each occasion you make a change to your final paid schedule (make all changes at once to avoid additional CHF10 fees). Contact to request changes.
There is no fee for additions to your registration.
All cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail. If you cannot attend, you may send a substitute in your place at no extra charge. Substitution requests must be received before September 1, 2017. Please contact There is no refund on tickets.

In the unlikely event that Stitching Retreat cancels a class, we will make every effort to find you a suitable class substitution. If you are not satisfied with the substitute, you may choose another class, and the CHF10 class change fee will be waived. If you are unsatisfied with either option, we will gladly refund the cost of the class.

If you have further questions, please contact us at We will promptly answer any questions you have about registering for Stitching Retreat.



Non-knitting partners, spouses, friends, or children are welcome as long as they promise not to interfere with your fun—and are willing to entertain themselves except at mealtime. Knitting partners, spouses, friends, and children are also quite welcome as attendees.

We regret we are not able to accommodate children under 12. Well-behaved nursing babies are always welcome, but once the child is a toddler, it will need a non-participating caregiver. If the caregiver and the toddler staying in the hostel, you have to buy a daypass for the caregiver.

Of course! We encourage attendees to take photos and videos. Post them online using the hashtag #stitchingretreat2017