Manchester, New Hampshire • May 13 – 18, 2014

Special Events

Knitting Lab is packed with special events this year! Get ready to meet two luminaries of the knitting world in just one weekend. Friday night features Knitting Daily TV’s Vickie Howell and Saturday brings bestselling author Clara Parkes! Read more about them below and then come meet them in person!

Wine and Sign with Vickie Howell - Price $50
Friday, May 16 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

vickie howell, knitting daily tv

Exclusive Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell new season preview and DVD signing—only at Interweave Knitting Lab.

Join Knitting Daily TV show host, Vickie Howell, for an exclusive screening of the 1st episode form the show’s thirteenth season!

Catch a glimpse of the popular PBS show before it airs. See knitting stars like Josh Bennett (AKA Boy Meets Purl) and Lily Chin. Join Vickie as she chats virtually with designer Nancy Marchant from her studio in Amsterdam, and visit a knitting needle factory in exotic India.

Afterward, hang out with Vickie up close and personal, ask questions during a Q&A session, get your DVD signed by her, take a selfie with Vickie, enjoy some wine and mingle!  You will also get a special Swag Bag filled with goodies like Interweave Crochet magazine, Knitting Daily TV DVD, Knitting Daily TV ruler, pattern and Vickie Howell branded yarn. 

Click Here to Learn More About Vickie Howell

Coffee and Cookies with The Yarn Whisperer! - Price $50
Saturday, May 17 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

clara parkes, the yarn whisperer

You get the inside scoop on what’s new in the knitting world every week from Knitter’s Review; you’ve learned all about yarn by studying The Knitter’s Book of Yarn series; you follow her on Instagram and Twitter. And you've chuckled over the personal chronicles in her latest book, The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting. Well, here’s your chance to join Clara Parkes in person for an intimate evening as she spins more entertaining tales about her obsession with yarn and knitting.

And share one of Clara’s other favorite things with her – dessert

Click Here to Learn More About Clara Parkes

Other Special Events:

Silent Auction to Benefit Knitting Lab Scholarship Fund

All funds raised from this event go directly to the Interweave Knitting Lab Scholarship fund. Each year, one or more students are able to attend Knitting Lab via this special fund. Items for the silent auction are donated by vendors from the marketplace, instructor’s own personal designs and from Interweave and Knitting Daily.

The Interweave Knitting Lab Scholarship was established to encourage knitters who might not otherwise have the necessary resources to explore the art and craft of knitting; experiment with new and interesting techniques and supplies; and engage with the knitting community in a fertile environment.

The Interweave Knitting Lab Scholarship benefits knitters who have much to offer the community both at the event and beyond, and who would otherwise not be able to attend. “Our hope is that the knitting community will benefit by the infusion of in-depth education and the acknowledgement of the importance of recognizing and compelling the exchange of ideas, skills and stories,” explains Karin Strom, Editorial Director of Interweave Knits.

Thursday Evening Welcome and Knitters’ Market Opening

Date: Thursday, May 15
Time: 4:30 pm
Join us at 4:30pm outside of the Knitters’ Market for opening remarks and your one-time chance to win a $150 Gift Certificate for shopping in the Knitters’ Market! Interweave will present one lucky winner with a $150 gift certificate to be used during Market hours at the event. Participant must be present to win.