Weekend Away 2020 – Details and Registration

Friday, March 6, 2020 through Sunday, March 8, 2020

We’re SOLD OUT! Email Us if you’d like to be on the waiting list

2018 Weekend Away Group

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.


The event will be held at the Cavalier Resort located on the ocean just 5 miles from the store in San Simeon, California. The weekend will run from 3pm Friday, March 6, 2020 through Noon Sunday, March 8, 2020. 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, the class will start almost immediately!).
  • 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 Noon!


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Your favorite knitting needles for a DK to Worsted weight yarn. For most knitters this will be in the US #5 (3.75mm) to US #9 (5.5mm) range. Not all sizes are required, but a bringing a couple of options are recommended. You will also want to bring your standard assortment of knitting notions.

You’ll receive the yarn to participate in the class as part of the class! In addition, you’ll receive a 20% discount on all non-sale items purchased at the Ball & Skein all weekend!

Prerequisites: Must be able to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and read basic patterns without assistance.


We’re staying at the Cavalier Resort, a beautiful resort hotel located on the ocean a short distance from the shop.


The Standard Rooms come with either 1 King or 2 Queen beds.

All other rooms come with 1 King bed.

The ADA rooms are deluxe King bed rooms. 

The Premium Rooms sell out fast!

The rooms can be seen at this link.

The classes and most of our meals will take place in the beautiful, glass walled conference rooms with views of the ocean!

If you’d like to reserve a spot today, you can register and give us a deposit to hold your spot! Remember, your seat is only confirmed when we have your deposit or full payment.


Early Bird Pricing (in Bold) is good through Friday, December 6, 2019.

  • Single Standard Room: 859 / 925
  • Shared Standard Room (per knitter): 719 / 759
  • Non-Knitter Standard Room: 479 / 479
  • Single Deluxe Ocean Views: 965 / 999
  • Shared Deluxe Ocean Views (per knitter): 759 / 810
  • Non Knitter Deluxe Ocean View: 510 / 510
  • Single Premium Ocean View: 1059 / 1125
  • Shared Premium Ocean View (per knitter): 879 / 910 
  • Non Knitter Premium Ocean View: 589 / 589
  • Knitter Class and meals only: 589 / 615

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.

We’re SOLD OUT .  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 Friday, December 6, 2019.

Final Payments and balances need to be in by January 10, 2020! (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 December 6, 2019, 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 December 6, 2019, 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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