Beth’s Vermont Retreats

Join us for an extended weekend in August to knit, laugh, and join in camaraderie of the very best kind. Due to overwhelming response, a third session was added in March and was a great success!  The dates for the August 2017 retreats are:


August Retreat Session 1: August 17-20, 2017, Designing Ganseys: Join the wait list!

August Retreat Session 2: August 24-27, 2017, Designing Latvian Mittens – a few spaces left!

Download the August Retreats flyer as a PDF for more information.

The Vermont Retreats

With Beth Brown-Reinsel 

Beth Brown-Reinsel
Beth Brown-Reinsel

I love teaching knitters in this beautiful setting. The small class enrollment makes these weekends a true retreat. We laugh a lot, knit a lot, and eat very well. It all adds up to a memorable time for new and returning participants.    ~ Beth

Who: YOU are invited to join us for a rich knitting experience!

What: A three day retreat in southern Vermont on an historic apple farm.

When: Two more sessions this year:  August 17-20, 2017 and August 24-27, 2017

Why: Get away from it all, learn traditional knitting techniques based on Beth’s research from her travels in Scandinavia and beyond, be with other like-minded knitters who are welcoming of old and new friends!

Where: Classes are held in Dummerston, VT, (near Brattleboro, VT) in the Dutton Farmhouse, a reasonable drive from Boston, Albany, Hartford  and NYC.

How much: $525 includes all instruction and comprehensive handouts, Thursday welcome reception, breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. (Dinners on those days are on your own. Often the group will go out or bring dinner in.)

The Schedule

Thursday evening: People arrive around 5pm.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30, dinner at 6:15.

Each Day: Breakfast: 8:30, AM class: 9:30 to 12:00, lunch until 1:00, PM class 1:00 to 3:30.

Getting There

Amtrak and Greyhound both serve Brattleboro with one schedule north and one south per day.  Car rental is available in Brattleboro.  Greyhound stops in Brattleboro, VT, just minutes from the class site.  The closest airports are Hartford, CT (BDL), Manchester, NH (MHT) Albany, NY (ALB) and Boston, MA (BOS). If you drive, enter “Dutton Farmhouse 255 Dutton Farm Road Dummerston, VT 05301″ into Google Maps for directions.  Contact the Brattleboro Taxi Service to get to the farmhouse from the train station.

Staying There

The Dutton Farmhouse in summer


Classes are held in  the Dutton Farmhouse, which  has four bedrooms with shared baths.    Contact Marilyn for more information on staying there.


In the summer, we often eat outside and enjoy the view of Mount Monadnock many miles away in New Hampshire!


The following hotels are within 5 minutes and 5 miles of the workshop.

The Hampton Inn   802.254.5700

Holiday Inn Express  802.257.2400

The Latchis  802.254.6300

Motel 6   802.254.6007

(Locally owned and located in downtown Brattleboro, about 10 minutes away)

And recommended by one of our attendees:

• Chesterfield Inn, Chesterfield, NH 603-256-3222

A $100 deposit will secure your spot in the workshop, with  the balance due approximately 90 days prior to the class.  Checks should be made payable to Beth Brown-Reinsel and mailed to:

Marilyn King

Black Water Abbey yarns

PO Box 470688

Aurora, CO  80047-0688

If you have any questions, or for more information, contact Marilyn:

We hope to see you at the retreat!