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14-Day ~ Ireland Knitting Cruise (August 2014)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


August 16, 2014


End Date:


August 30, 2014

Ireland Knitting Cruise (August 2014) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

14-Day Ireland Knitting Cruise w/ Chris Bylsma

Beginning and ending in the Netherlands, this 14-day cruise features some of the most beautiful scenery the British Isles and Norway have to offer. While on ship, enjoy a variety of knitting classes led by renowned knitter Chris Bylsma and other activities including get-togethers with fellow knitters. The itinerary includes ports-of-call where you will find world famous and often rare knitting materials, with tours of factories, studios, and special demonstrations you won't find anywhere else. For knitters wishing to fill in the gaps between their skills and the history behind where and how the techniques were developed, this is a must-take trip.

Join Chris Bylsma and other knitters on this adventure to the British Isles and Norway when the weather in this region is at its best and the flowers are blooming in a colorful profusion. The onboard educational program will focus on Irish cables and will have a nice balance of social knitting (choose a knit a-long), yarn shopping and skill building.

2014 Ireland Knitting Cruise Highlights

  • Enjoy a trunk show in Amsterdam with Stephen West

  • Sample traditional Indonesian cuisine with a Dutch twist at a rice table in Amsterdam

  • Shop for yarn at de Afstap and Penelope Craft in Amsterdam

  • Enjoy traditional Irish tea in the medieval section of town at The Constant Knitter yarn shop in Dublin

  • Visit the Skye Shilasdair dye-house and yarn shop in the scenic Highland area of Northwest Scotland

  • Shop for Norwegian yarn and Dale of Norway Sweaters while enjoying the sights in Bergen

  • Visit the Troll Wall which is the highest overhang in Europe overlooking the sea while in the beautiful port of Alesund

  • Shop for Waterford Crystal in Waterford Ireland