Black Sheep Knitting Retreat

Statham Lodge - Winter

Our first ever Black Sheep retreat was a roaring success. We had a fabulous time knitting, chatting and lots of gorgeous food and laughs. We enjoyed it so much, we are doing it all over again at the end of February! Join Sara and our knitting and Rowan Yarns expert Sarah Daly for a full weekend of knitting, chat and fun in the beautiful village of Lymm in Cheshire. The weekend runs from Thursday 22nd – 25th February 2024.

Staying at the wonderful Statham Lodge, a family run, grade 2 listed Georgian Manor House for three nights, a VIP visit to Black Sheep Wools and private dining in our favourite local pub, it promises to be another weekend to remember.

Each guest will get a luxury knitting kit that contains a special Black Sheep project and goody bag. 

There are a limited number of places for this retreat and they will go on sale on at 10am on 30th November. We have rooms for single occupancy and twin rooms available.

Sara xx

Black Sheep Retreat at Statham Lodge - Garden Room dressed with blankets


Thursday 22nd February
15:00 Check in any time after 3pm. Sarah and I will be waiting to meet you in Squires Bar with refreshments and a slice of cake!

We will then move into the Garden Room which will be our knitting lounge for the weekend. The Garden Room will be open all day every day for you to use. It is set up with comfy chairs and has a beautiful aspect over the garden.

You will be given a stunning luxury project which you can work on over the weekend, or bring a WIP or two (or three!)

19:00 We will sit and chat and make until dinner. This will be a three-course meal in our own private dining room.

After dinner we will retire back to the Garden Room until bedtime.

Friday 23rd February
07:30-09:30 Breakfast. Freshly cooked to order, so feel free to make your way to the breakfast room at your leisure.

10:00 We will meet in the garden room for a fabulous morning of knitting.

12:30 A buffet lunch will be served in the Bar.

15:30 We will leave the hotel by mini bus and make our way to our mother ship - the Craft Barn - for VIP shopping. There will be fizz and cake on arrival, 10% off all your purchases and lots of expert advice.

18:00 We will then move on to the General Elliot for dinner.

21:30 The mini buses will then take us back to Statham Lodge.

Saturday 24th February
07:30-09:30 Breakfast.

10:00 Meet in the Garden Room and spend the morning working on our makes.

12:30 Sit down for lunch in Squires bar, two courses.

After lunch is free time. The Garden Room will be open for you to knit and natter. Or you could explore the beautiful village of Lymm, or even make your way back to Black Sheep and take further advantage of your 10% voucher!

18:00 We will meet back in the Garden Room for an evening of fun. We have great party food, pimped up prosecco, plus a mini quiz and pass-the-yarn-parcel!

Sunday 25th February
07:30-10:00 Breakfast.

10:30 Check out and goodbye.

    What do we make?

    We'll provide further information and details on any notions you need to bring nearer the time.

    What is included?

    • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
    • All meals, as stated, are included in the price of the retreat. Tea, coffee and cordial in the Garden Room are unlimited and included in the price. Additional soft and alcoholic drinks are not included. 
    • Exclusive yarn pack and goody bag
    • Minibus travel to Black Sheep Wools and General Elliot

    Nb – the itinerary may change slightly but a full agenda will be sent two weeks prior to the weekend. 


    • Single Room £769.00 
    • Twin Room £1318.00 (£659.00 pp) 

    Please note - Knitting Retreat places can be booked online only

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