Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT

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Stafford's Perry Hotel 
100 Lewis St
Petoskey, MI 49770

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About Sally. . . 

Sally Melville has published several knitting books (including THE KNIT STITCH, a best-selling learn-to-knit book that has sold 350,000 copies and has been translated into French and Russian) and taught four Craftsy classes—one of which has over 14,000 students from around the world. She has travelled extensively to teach her craft—speaking to wonderful folk who can appreciate the perfect buttonhole, who love the textures and colors and techniques of knitting, who want to be more intuitive about their craft, and who know that life is about learning.

Sally Melville


Sue Steudle
Mango Moon and Heart of the Mitten
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Supercharge your knitting with Sally Melville! 

It’s time to take your knitting to the next level, with five powerhouse workshops led by the inspiring Sally Melville. Plus, you’ll enjoy yarn shopping, delicious meals and the comforts of the historic Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey, Michigan.

We’ll begin Sunday afternoon with a sparkling wine/cider welcome, followed by a talk from Sally to get us all in the mindset for focusing on our knitting and its importance in our lives: Why Do We Do What We Do?

Monday, Sally will lead us in Essential Skills and Knit to Flatter & Fit, and Tuesday will include Borders & Buttonholes and an instructive trunk show to get you on the road to making your own garments that you will wear and love.

We’ll say our goodbyes at breakfast on Wednesday. You’ll leave a more confident knitter, heading into “knitting season” armed with new skills and ready to tackle new challenges.

If you’ve attended our retreats before, three things for you to note: this year’s gathering will be shorter, more intensive, and not project-based. Oh, and there will be homework to complete prior to arrival. So that’s four things.. 

Don't wait - this is an intentionally small retreat, so we expect it to fill quickly. 


  • Two full days of workshops + two hours on Sunday (with on-site yarn shopping on Sunday and throughout the event)
  • Three nights' lodging
  • Arrival buffet and wine reception on Sunday
  • Three hot breakfasts (including the morning you depart)
  • Two great lunches in the Perry Hotel's Rose Dining Room
  • Morning coffee and daily snacks during class (to keep our brains sharp!)
  • Amazing dinners on Monday and Tuesday at other Stafford's restaurants:  The Weathervane in Charlevoix and The Pier in Harbor Springs



Rates are available for single and double rooms, as well as for your "Non-Knitting Guest." All the rooms are beautiful, and Bay Side rooms are available for an additional charge.

Pick from two payment options: pay in full at the time of registration, or choose the three-payment option. The registration fee is divided into payments as indicated in the chart below.  You will receive an invoice prior to each of the due dates. Payment in full is due by August 1. The rate for
non-knitting companions includes lodging and all meals. 

Planning on flying? The Pellston (PLN) Airport is just a short ride away. If you prefer, fly into Detroit Metro (DTW) - Petoskey is about a 4.5 hour drive.

Coming early or staying longer? Contact the Perry to make arrangements to receive the retreat room rates (as available).


  • Any changes made after your original registration are subject to a $10 charge
  • $125 Cancellation fee before July 1
  • No refunds after July 1


Once your registration is complete, you'll receive a confirmation email.  If you've chosen the payment plan, you'll receive invoices for each of the next two payments. By August 7, you'll receive a package from Mango Moon that includes the agenda, class information and homework, along with yarn to complete your homework to bring with you. A few weeks before the even, you'll receive an email with menu choices for dinner, and any last minute details.