Hey knitters and crocheters! Are you ready for a re-TREAT?! Join us for 4 days of yummy yarn, attending classes, knitting, and crocheting at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe! Meet with other retreaters who have a passion for the craft and love to learn new techniques and hone their skills! Attend classes, sit in on a dye demonstration by our color experts from Madelinetosh and receive exclusive goodies like a custom Madelinetosh colorway and one-of-a-kind della Q project bag!
With COVID-safe regulations in place, take time and get to know other like-minded knitters, chat it up, or just relax and enjoy the spectacular view by gathering in the exclusive Jimmy Beans lounge overlooking gorgeous Lake Tahoe.
Come in and peruse the 22,000 sq. foot Jimmy Beans warehouse (complete with a yarn arcade) between your classes! Try your hand at our claw machine or just wander the aisles in search of that perfect yarn - we don't wanna boast too much, but we've got the goods, hehe!
Located in Incline Village with a waterfront on the gorgeous Lake Tahoe and perfectly nestled into the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Hyatt Regency features a spacious dining area as well as plenty of comfy seating for guests to sit and chat.
If you wish to add an additional night to your stay or wish to have a significant other share meals with you, please contact our customer service team at (775) 827-9276
- Meal Plan For Extra Person: $675
- Additional Night A La Carte: $250
You can cancel without penalty by August 1st. If you cancel after August 1st, you will be charged a $100 fee. Any cancellations after August 15th will not receive a refund.
-*To follow COVID-safe guidelines, we are limiting our occupancy to two people per room.
-Pricing includes lodging, all meals, all classes, and all events hosted by our sponsors and partners.
-Prices include taxes, gratuities and resort fees.
-Cost is payable in full or in 4 payments. Please contact customer service at (775) 827-9276 if you wish to do the payment plan. Orders placed online will be charged in full.
-Those purchasing the Locals Only ticket must have an address within 50 miles.
-Locals Only ticket includes all classes, demonstrations, presentations, meals, and access to the JBW warehouse and yarn arcade, does not include hotel accommodations or transportation to and from JBW.
-Due to the nature of PayPal transactions, we request you pay directly with your credit card.
- Beautiful lakeside resort with access to a private beach
- Fine dining experience
- Exclusive Jimmy Beans lounge to relax, knit, and socialize with other retreaters
- Helpful classes with friendly instructors
- Unique dye demonstration by our color and dye expert from Madelinetosh
- One-of-a-kind swag bags that are chock-full with goodies (more on what you can expect to find below!)
- Access to 22,000 sq. feet of yarny goodness in the Jimmy Beans warehouse and yarn arcade
Transportation to and from Reno Tahoe International Airport:
- The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe does not offer a hotel shuttle but recommends North Lake Tahoe Express. They will be happy to pick you up at the airport and drop you at the hotel for $49 (one way) or $98 (roundtrip).
- This shuttle is ADA compliant.
- Website: North Lake Tahoe Express
- Travel time to & from Reno-Tahoe International Airport on North Lake Tahoe Express is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours without any unexpected delays.
- Travel time by car from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe is 45-50 minutes with no traffic.
- Reno-Tahoe International Airport is relatively small but we recommend a 60 minute early arrival window from your flight time, especially if you are checking baggage.
Born in the Indian sub-continent and educated in Asia, Europe and the United States, Afifa currently lives in California. Her work is informed by all these cultures. Passionate about bringing together elements of classic design from a variety of sources to create something new and original, Afifa brings a modern sensibility and love of construction to the art of knitting. Since 2015, She has published a full wardrobe of garments from fingerless mittens, cowls, hats, scarves, shawls, sweaters, and more. She conducts knitting workshops seasonally, regularly contributes promotional designs for some of California's favorite local yarn shops, and has collaborated with several independent dyers across the country.
Amy Gunderson learned how to knit while she was a pizza shop owner/operator in 2009. Not long after this, yarn and knitting became her profession. She was the creative director for Universal Yarn from 2011-2019, and is currently the yarn director for Jimmy Beans Wool. She's written two books, and her knit and crochet designs have appeared in most major knitting magazines, including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, Knit.Wear, and more. You can follow her love of knitting and dogs on Instagram with the handle @amyyounggunderson.
Arica Presinal is the human behind Skeinsnsticks Designs. Skeinsnsticks Designs is a 'bistitchual' (both knit and crochet) design house passionate about the fashion-forward elevation of crocheted/knit garments and accessories. Arica has been published in magazines both nationally and internationally. Arica loves to instruct others in the crafts, providing instruction to those just starting out and/or those looking to learn or reﬁne techniques. Skeinsnsticks Designs is based in California where Arica lives with her husband, pup and 4yr old. Visit Skeinnsticks Designs to learn more, or any social media platform with the handle Skeinsnsticks.
A former software professional, Beth now mixes her enthusiasm for words and numbers, yarn and fiber, teaching and learning, and design of all kinds into Beth Whiteside Design. She's taught classes locally in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2003, nationally at events like STITCHES since 2005, and online at Annie's Craft Store and Bluprint (formerly Craftsy). Her goal in creating and teaching classes is to further each student's knowledge and skills, opening their mind to new creative possibilities in the world of things made with string. Class content is broken down into manageable chunks that build on each other, presented in multiple ways to best match different learning styles. Beth's love of teaching is driven by a search for the "aha!" moment, the moment when light bulbs go on in her students' heads!
Anita Grover is fascinated with Tunisian Crochet. She hopes to encourage others to give it a try. She enjoys "paying it forward" by helping new people learn. She is passionate about designing new and exciting patterns. She is a team member of The Crochet Crowd, traveling with them, designing, planning and working live events. Anita is an intuitive Tunisian crocheter. She is always looking to "crack the code". She tries to understand the logic behind stitches. Often you will find her with a hook in hand while enjoying the sunshine. Since she found her love for Tunisian, she hasn't put her hook down. Her secret to designing is listening to her gut. If it feels right and lights her up, she goes with it. If she isn't feeling it, it's "ribbit" time. She enjoys leading students to the joy of Tunisian...watching them become independent Tunisian crocheters. What does it take to make Anita's day happy? Add yarn and a group of yarn lovers.
Jeanne Steinhilber is the community chaperone and a team member with The Crochet Crowd. She learned to crochet as a child from her mom, but has become a resident designer for the website, inspired and mentored by Michael Sellick. She loves to incorporate texture into her crochet projects and her designs are usually fun to hook as she often likes to combine stitch combinations. Jeanne is known for her Hugs & Kisses Designs, #ModernGranny, and oodles of free, easy-to-complete patterns.