heatherhaynesknits will be holding further Holiday Knitting Workshops 16th-19th March 2015 at the Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange over Sands, in the Lake District Peninsula.

These workshops will give you an opportunity to use fantastic luxury yarns by Artyarns and Artesano. They are designed to encourage those with basic knitting skills to find confidence to take their knitting a little further in a pleasant environment with like minded people. There will be a maximum of ten people to ensure personal tuition. Patience and encouragement will abound so please do come and join us! Advanced knitters are welcome but may already be familiar with the skills we will be using.

Workshops will be held on Monday evening (day of arrival),Tuesday morning and afternoon, Wednesday morning and evening and Thursday morning (day of departure). Workshops are optional so please feel free to take a break if required.

Workshops will be looking at various different techniques: several ways to cast on and off; some different increases and decreases; basic reading of lace chart and symbols; little extras such as adding beads to your work; and opportunities to try different needles and yarns  in the technique workshops. Yarns used in the workshop will include yarns by

Iris Schreier, co-founder of Artyarns, has kindly given permission for us to use her Every Which Way Shawl pattern and a shawl kit (rrp £53) is included in the inclusive price – you will begin the shawl by the end of the break. See for colourways.

Please contact for further information, draft programme, booking form and full terms & conditions.

The price includes the following:

  • workshops with knitting workshop tutor Heather Haynes
  • an Artyarns Every Which Way Shawl kit;
  • three nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at 3* Cumbria Grand Hotel (no single supplement)
  • soup & sandwich lunch on Tuesday & Wednesday;
  • tea, coffee & biscuits during daytime workshops.
  • Workshop materials will be provided but please bring your own knitting needles

There will be one free afternoon for time to explore the locality but the focus is on the workshops.

Travel to and from the holiday is not included. Insurance is not included (see terms & conditions).

Full payment required at time of booking (see terms & conditions) and any extras incurred at the hotel must be paid by you in full before departure.

Please contact for further information, draft programme, booking form and full terms & conditions.