Each year the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild has a weekend-long event called Yarnover held in the Twin Cities metro area. Prestigious local and national instructors teach a variety of courses and fiber vendors fill the Yarnover Marketplace. Classes are open to members only, but the marketplace is free and open to the public.
One of the primary benefits of belonging to the Minnesota Knitters' Guild is early registration for Yarnover classes! Make sure your dues are current by December 31st so you can qualify for early registration on January 7th, 2017. For the most up-to-date information on Yarnover 2017, join the Guild for email updates.
It will be held Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23.
Friday evening is the meet-the-teachers dinner and keynote address by June Hemmons Hiatt. Doors open at 5:30, and dinner is at 6:00.
Saturday is the marketplace and classes. The marketplace is free and open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday morning is the April Minnesota Knitters' Guild member meeting featuring The Shibaguyz from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event is also free and open to the public!
We have a NEW location - the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. This location has ample parking, plenty of class space with adult-sized tables and chairs, and the ability to host all vendors in the same spot. If you are interested in making a weekend of it, you can book a room at a discounted rate. Call 1-877-303-1681 and mention Yarnover or the Knitters’ Guild or book online here.
Any classes that are not sold out will have day-of registration on a first come, first served basis.
Instructors are invited to teach based on their class portfolios, current knitting trends and feedback from participants and the Yarnover committee. Although the list of 2017 instructors and classes has been finalized, we are always looking for future suggestions. Please contact our current chairperson, Shelley Hermanson at email@example.com.
Here is the list of teachers and classes for Yarnover 2017 (* = Class is Full as of 4/15/2017):
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.