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Yoke Sweater Styles Knitting Workshop

October 9-12, 2014

The Yoke Sweater Styles workshop is full.

Email info@schoolhousepress.com to add your name to the waiting list.


Workshop Description:

The Yoke Sweater Styles workshop will concentrate upon Swedish Bohus color patterns, and we will discuss all of Elizabeth Zimmermann's different methods to shape the upper reaches of a seamless sweater as outlined in her Knitting Workshop book.

Various methods of 2-color knitting, plus increasing and decreasing will be demonstrated, as well as 4 or 5 ways to work short-rows, and weaving the underarms.

As always, our knitting workshops are both instructional and conversational; our knitting discussions can go in any direction according to the wishes of our participants.

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Dear Knitters,

Schoolhouse Press is now offering one workshop each fall in addition to our regular summer knitting camps/retreats. Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen co-teach the fall workshop which is based on a different topic each year.

We limit workshops to approximately 25 participants, so each knitter will have ample opportunity to ask questions and receive individual feedback. We held a variety of workshops with different themes from 2007 to 2013, and we look forward to welcoming a group of knitters in fall of 2014.

The workshops take place at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin where we hold our summer knitting camps. The workshop includes an afternoon visit to the Schoolhouse Press warehouse to shop and explore "The Sweater Room," where all the knitted treasures of EZ and MS are stored.

Daily Schedule for workshops:

Thursday afternoon/evening (check in after 3 p.m., and 5:45 welcome supper)

Friday 9 a.m.-3:30 (Class)

Saturday 9 a.m.-12:00 (Class); 12:30-1:30 Lunch, 2:00-? Visit Schoolhouse Press

Sunday 9 a.m.-12:00 (Class)

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening after dinner our classroom will be open for knitters to gather and receive individual assistance.


We stay at The Holiday Inn Conference Center in Marshfield, WI with all the amenitites you expect including fridge and microwave in the rooms, indoor pool/hot tub and more. We also have a room for our classes and a separate dining area.


We include a supper buffet on your arrival night, lunches on Friday and Saturday, and a breakfast on Sunday morning. In addition, each knitter receives a coupon for a meal at The Kitchen Table restaurant, operated by Meg's sister Lloie. Non-knitting companions may join us for the Thursday supper buffet.


By air: Madison, WI, Minneapolis, MN, Milwaukee, WI, or Chicago, IL airports all have feeder lines to Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA, phone:715-693-2147) in Mosinee/Wausau, WI (35 miles east of Marshfield). A van shuttle service from CWA to the hotel is available through the Holiday Inn (call in advance, 715-486-1500); the cost is $55 per person-one way. Or, you can rent a car at either CWA or a major airport (Madison, approx drive time: 2.5 hrs, Milwaukee, WI approx drive time: 4 hours, Mpls, MN, approx drive time: 3 hrs, Chicago, IL approx drive time: 5.5 hours, CWA approx drive time: 35 minutes)

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Workshop Tuition (2014 Tuition)

Tuition includes lodging, some meals, and teacher's fees. Transportation is not included.

Single ($995)
Double w/knitting workshop roommate ($895)
Double with a non-knitting companion ($995)
Off-campus ($710)

Questions? Call us at (715) 884-2799 or send us an email.