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Yarn Retreat

March 13 - March 15

Yarn Retreat

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“All Yarn, All Weekend” – that’s our motto! Spend three relaxing days perfecting your craft in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Our yarn retreat is the perfect weekend getaway.

The lodge at Pine Mountain State Resort Park is the perfect setting for our gathering. It is surrounded by woods with beautiful trails for hiking and catching glimpses of the local wildlife. Delight in the company of other fiber artists while taking a break from the rigors of daily life.

To extend your retreat, arrive on Thursday and join us at Mountain Hollow Farm for the day.

Thursdays are our social day in the store. Bring whatever project you’re working on and come hang out with us. Depending on the weather and our whim, we can either gather in the pavilion or cozy up around the table in the store.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to hang out with us, explore the farm (Beth is always happy to talk farming), and make new friends.

Here’s what past participants have to say about the retreat:

“I appreciate all the organization that went into pulling off this yarn retreat: cute nametags, wonderful food, terrific gift bags and prizes, loved the ambiance and would come back! Love, love, love the store and the fact that it offers more than yarn, but love the yarn, my favorite was the yarn Beth grew and sheared from her own animals. I appreciated extra activities being available, but not pushed. It was great that the beginning time on Friday was early and that we could stay until 3 on Sunday – felt like I got the most out of the weekend. Loved the trunk show too and the vendor gifts – so cool. I also thought the price was reasonable. THANKS!!”

“It was relaxing and enjoyable not to have a strict schedule. It was neat to meet people from all walks of life with one commonality – knitting! Other than sitting, knitting and talking about ‘eggrolls’ (???), I enjoyed the field trip to the store and farm immensely! What a neat store!!! Thanks for everything!” ~Julia

“Really loved this group of artists. All were so open and friendly and sharing – very inclusive.”

“I love this set up. Plenty of places to socialize and place for quiet.”

“Loved the venue and my lodge room, and service was fabulous. I love your yarn shop and seeing the animals! Thanks for a great weekend.”

“The yarn retreat was great. The cottages are wonderful… Everyone is so nice and friendly and I really like the ‘show and tell’ (I now know my next project).”

“Great venue and time. Very nice area – you outdid yourself – everything is a do-over!”


The retreat registration fee covers everything except your room and it is payable to Mountian Hollow Farm via the link at the bottom of this page. Your room reservations must be made directly with Pine Mountain State Park, and is explained below.

The Retreat Registration fee of $189 includes:

  • All meals from supper on Friday through breakfast on Sunday.
  • Door prizes
  • Mountain Hollow Farm tour on Saturday with lunch at a local restaurant
  • Show & Tell – It’s always a hit! Bring one item you made and show it off to the rest of us.
  • Free WiFi in the lodge

Optional Knit Along

Goat Whisperer's Fingerless Gloves KALThe knit along is an optional activity, but many retreat attendees enjoy it. If you would like to participate, please order your supplies when you register below. We will have them ready for you when you arrive at the retreat. 

Participants will be given a limited membership to the MHF Knit Along Club so they can access the written and video lessons in the Goat Whisperer’s Cabled Fingerless Gloves KAL. Learn or improve on these skills:  knitting in the round one or two at a time, cables, & professional finishing techniques.

Since I made my first pair of fingerless gloves a few years ago, I hardly wear any other type of glove. They keep my hands nice and toasty without impeding my ability to handle keys,  answer my phone, and wrangle goats. Who wouldn’t love such a versatile glove? They make great gifts!

We are doing the Goat Whisperer’s Fingerless Gloves as a KAL at this retreat. We will be doing the matching Goat Whisperer’s Reversible Scarf at the August 2020 retreat. You can purchase supplies for one or both projects below.

 Lodging Costs

Make room reservations directly with Pine Mountain State Park by phone or online.

  • Call (800) 325-1712 anytime. Mention “Mountain Hollow Farm Yarn Retreat” or group code 1787 to receive these special rates.


Note: There are many steps at this resort and handicap accessible rooms are limited.

  • Lodge Room  $89.95
    Room with a private balcony in the same building as the retreat activities. Choose a room with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed (+$10)
  • Cottage  $110.95
    Each 2-bedroom cottage has a living room, fully-furnished kitchen, and a private porch or deck. Each bedroom has 2 queen beds (total of four beds).
  • Cabin  $99.95
    Each 1-bedroom cabin has an open floor plan with a stone fireplace separating the bedroom (with one queen bed) from the living room and kitchenette. All cabins also have a private deck.

Tax not included.


If I had better technical prowess, the retreat registration form would be right here. But I don’t. So, you need to look at all of the wonderful swag as you scroll to the bottom of this page to register for the retreat. Enjoy! 🙂

Optional Goat Whisperer’s Fingerless Gloves KAL Supplies

These gloves match the Goat Whisperer’s Reversible Cabled Scarf, which will be the KAL at our August 2020 retreat. If you would like to do both projects, we recommend that you purchase all of the yarn at the same time. The gloves require 1 skein and the scarf requires 2 skeins (3 skeins for both projects).

We’ve chosen Shalimar Breathless DK for this project, a luxurious hand-dyed yarn in 75% SW merino, 15% cashmere, and 10% silk with 270 yds per 4 ounce skein.

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Goat Whisperer's Fingerless Gloves

You don’t have to be a goat herder to enjoy these warm mitts! The palms are done in stockinette stitch for a smooth grip. Two ribbed stitches in each pattern repeat offer a snug and comfortable fit for a variety of hand sizes.

You will receive a hardcopy of this pattern at the retreat, along with a code to download it free on Ravelry.

This deceptively easy reversible cabled scarf matches the Goat Whisperer's Fingerless Gloves, and will be the KAL at our August 2020 retreat. You can purchase the pattern now if you'd like to get a head start.

You will receive a hardcopy of this pattern at the retreat, along with a code to download it free on Ravelry.

Brittany Cable Needles

We LOVE Brittany cable needles! Their unique shape, with slightly thinner midsections, makes them the easiest to use cable needle on the market. Set of 3

Breathless DK

I'll never forget the first time I laid my hands on a skein of Breathless. It literally took my breath away! This yarn is as luxurious as it is beautiful. It has an amazing sheen, drape and hand, and is an excellent choice for projects with cables or fancy stitch work.

Optional Mountain Hollow Farm Swag

Remember your retreat for years to come with these cool MHF gifts. We’ll have them ready for you when you arrive at the retreat.

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MHF Sticker or Magnet
MHF Sticker

This 3" sticker is weatherproof & dishwasher safe. Perfect for your favorite travel mug, car bumper, or computer!

MHF Sticker or Magnet
MHF Magnet

Show your Mountain Hollow Farm pride with this 3" magnet!

MHF T-Shirt

Mountain Hollow Farm T-shirts have the logo on the back and plain front, and are available in sizes S-XXXL, in light blue, bright orange, and neon green.

Select your size and color when you arrive at the retreat.

Retreat Registration

NOTE: If you’ve been to prior retreats and registered online, there might be a note below that you have ticket(s) for this event. These ticket(s) are probably for past retreats, not for the current retreat. If you are not sure if you registered for THIS retreat, click the “View your Tickets” link to check the date(s) of your prior ticket(s). Any ticket(s) for THIS retreat will have a date of October 31, 2019 or later.


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