Black Sheep Knitting Retreat

Black Sheep Knitting Retreat at Statham Lodge in Lymm, CheshireThis is our first ever Black Sheep Retreat and we are so excited! We will be staying at the beautiful, family run Statham Lodge Hotel in the picture box village of Lymm, a few miles from our Craft Barn. The retreat is designed to be a relaxing weekend of knitting and chat with Sara and our knitting expert Juliet Bernard.

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Thursday 9th November 

  • 15:00: Make your way to the gorgeous family run Statham Lodge Hotel and check in. Tea, coffee and cordial available on arrival.
  • 16:00-18:00: Join us for a welcome drink in The Garden Room. You will be given a yarn kit to make an exclusive Juliet design, a goody bag full of treats and meet the other attendees.
  • 18:00: Three course dinner in the Statham Lodge Bar
  • 19:30-21:30: Knitting and chat in The Garden Room 

Friday 10th November

  • 07:30-onwards: Breakfast freshly made to order 
  • 09:00-12:30: Knitting and chat in The Garden Room 
  • 12:30: Buffet lunch 
  • 15:30: Leave Statham Lodge by minibus to Black Sheep Wools
  • 16:00-19:00: VIP shopping experience at Black Sheep Craft Barn. You will be greeted with fizz and cake and have three hours to enjoy the UK’s best yarn store. There will be lots of expert advice on hand and 10% off all your yarn and accessory purchases.
  • 19:00-22:00: We will make our way, by minibus, to our favourite local pub and restaurant, The General Elliot, for a three-course dinner in their private dining room.
  • 21:30: Minibus back to Statham Lodge

Saturday 11th November

  • 07:30-onwards: Breakfast freshly made to order 
  • 09:30-12:30: Knitting and chat in The Garden Room
  • 12:30: Two course sit-down lunch in Statham Lodge's Squires Bar
  • 13:30-18:00: Free time. Take the opportunity to explore the village of Lymm and surrounding areas. Or, if the thought of unlimited knitting is too hard to resist, The Garden Room will be available for you to use. You can even take advantage of the free time and pop back to Black Sheep!
  • 18:00-22:00: Enjoy a fun evening of chat, yarn games and knitting with pimped up prosecco and great food in The Garden Room whilst working on your projects

Sunday 12th November 

  • 07:30-10:00: Breakfast freshly made to order 
  • Then check out and wing your way home   

What do we make?

There will be a luxury accessory project given out at the welcome meeting. Designed by Juliet specifically for our retreats you may want to work on this. However do feel free to bring any knitting with you. You may want something super easy so you can chat and knit, or do you have a project that has been in the naughty corner for a while? Bring it with you and get expert advice on any issues.

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) 

Check back here, places available from 10am on Friday 2nd June 2023!

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