Weekend Away 2018 Details and Signups

It’s time again for another “Weekend Away” here in Cambria. Sign up today so you don’t miss out on the fun! 

Weekend Away Group

We’re currently SOLD OUT! If you’d like to be on the waiting list in case of a cancellation, send us an email at info@cambriayarn.com

We are looking forward to a fun, exciting, educational and rewarding experience for us all. In order to provide you with all the registration and payment procedures, please refer to the following details. Please contact us if you have any questions.

The registration form is at the bottom of this page. If you can’t see it below, click here for the registration form.


The event will be held at the Cavalier Resort and Sands by the Sea, located on the ocean just 5 miles from the store in San Simeon, California. The weekend will run from approximately 3pm Friday, March 2, 2018 through 1PM Sunday, March 4, 2018. The fee includes instruction from Gwen Bortner, lodging for both nights (If you’re staying at the resort), dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch, and a Special Dinner Saturday as well as breakfast Sunday.  The fee for a non-knitter includes Lodging (shared room) dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and the Special Dinner Saturday as well as breakfast Sunday morning.

The meals, except for the Saturday night event, are all together buffet style in a large room adjacent to our training room, ocean views included! Saturday night will be a delightful dinner at one of Cambria’s finest restaurants. Wine and dessert are included! If you would like to invite someone to the Saturday night dinner, we will be able to add them later. Details and pricing will come later. Details about extra nights at the hotel will come later, but let us know in the registration form if you want extra nights in order to extend your stay.

Schedule (May change as we get closer)

  • Friday 3 PM: Meet at The Cavalier to get our keys and start the class. (Check-in is at 3).
  • Friday Dinner: It’s always great to see old friends and make new ones!
  • Saturday: After breakfast, Begin working. Lunch.
  • Saturday Evening: A fabulous dinner event!
  • Sunday AM: More class time after breakfast, and we’re done by 1PM.


None – yet!


Knitting bag full of ‘the usual’. More details will be provided as we get closer

Prerequisites: You’ll need to be able to knit, purl, cast-on and bind-off without assistance. You should also be able to read simple knitting patterns. Must be willing to learn something new that might change your perception of the world around you!


We’re staying at the Cavalier and Sands Resort, a beautiful resort hotel located on the ocean a short distance from the shop. The resort is made up of two connected properties. Most of our rooms will be at the Sands. The rooms at the Sands are modern, value priced hotel rooms. They’re very comfortable and close to the classroom. The classes and most of our meals will take place in the beautiful, glass walled conference rooms with views of the ocean!


The Sands Rooms are available with one King bed or two Queen beds. The ADA rooms are at the Sands and come equipped with 2 Queen beds.

We have a limited number of deluxe Ocean View rooms, and two Premium Ocean View rooms. These rooms can be seen at this link. These rooms are only available with a single king bed.

We’re also to announce we were able to save us all a little based on last years rates. Hooray!

If you’d like to reserve a spot today, you can register and give us a deposit to hold your spot! This deposit is refundable up until September 10, 2017. All payment options are at this link. We are currently sold out!


Early Bird Pricing (in Bold) is good through Sunday, September 10, 2017.

  • Single Sands Room: 799 / 849
  • Shared Sands Room (per knitter): 695 / 725
  • Non-Knitter Sands Room: 425 / 445
  • Single Deluxe Ocean Views: 895 / 925 (Sold out)
  • Shared Deluxe Ocean Views (per knitter): 725 / 749(Sold out)
  • Non Knitter Deluxe Ocean View: 495 / 515 (Sold out)
  • Single Premium Ocean View: 995 / 1025 (Sold out)
  • Shared Premium Ocean View (per knitter): 840 / 875 (Sold out)
  • Non-Knitter Premium Ocean Room: 549 / 575(Sold out)
  • Knitter Class and meals only: 549 / 579

The following are the policies and procedures for this event. Please read them carefully, and please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about them. We’re doing our best to be fair to everyone!

Registrations will be accepted on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis based on payment date and time. If the class fills before we get to your registration, we will contact you to discuss options.

The first step is to register on line using the form below or by calling us or stopping by the store any day from 10 – 5. Then either call at 805-927-3280 for payment information, or you can send us a check, or you can click here to pay on-line at our e-commerce store. You can also go to our on-line store and look for “Events”.

Registrations are confirmed upon payment in full or a $200 deposit. Spots in the class are first come – first served based on payment date and time. To qualify for early bird pricing, deposit must be received by Sunday, September 10, 2017. Payments and balances need to be in by January 8, 2018! (Yes, we’ll remind you)

In the (fairly unlikely) event the class does not run, we will refund the entirety of your payments. If you cancel your plans prior to September 10, 2017, you will receive a full refund minus the deposit, unless we can fill your spot, in which case we will gladly refund your deposit. If you cancel your registration after September 10, 2017, and we are unable to fill your place, we regret to say we will be unable to refund your payments.

As always, these policies can change and be modified as needed so we all have a great weekend!

If for some reason the signup form isn’t working for you, or you can’t see it, try this link, or please send us an email at info@cambriayarn.com with your contact information or call us at 805-927-3280. We’ll be in touch for the rest of your details!

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