Knitter’s Weekend

April 3–5, 2020

Love Ludington Home Tours

June 7, 2020, 1-4 PM

West MI B&B Cookie Tour

December 4-5, 11-12, 2020

A Musical Valentine Weekend

We have a two-night, musical delight in store for you and your Valentine.

On Friday, February 14, 8PM we are hosting Chad Rushing. Born and raised in Louisiana, Chad Rushing has been influenced by Blues, Zydeco, Reggae and nearly every other genre you can think of. He skillfully blends it all together into what he calls “Mountain Man Hip-Hop.”

Saturday February 15, 8PM we will have Terry Altman. From the Beatles to today’s better artists, from the great jazz singers to blues and country, Terry draws from a huge pool of great music to entertain you. With such a diverse setlist, you are sure to hear many favorites, including lots of things you rarely hear any more. As vocalist and on piano and guitar, the focus is always on entertainment; be prepared to relax and interact with the music, toss out some requests, and have a great time!

To make the weekend extra sweet,

select our package,

“A Musical Valentine Weekend.”

In addition to our usual gourmet breakfast, choose a dinner out from one of our local restaurants ($50 gift certificate), delight your ears with live music in our parlor, and fancy your taste buds with Ludington House desserts and appetizers. For a sweet ending you’ll find Chef Bob’s hand-made chocolate truffles on your bedside table. This is a two-night minimum. Check out our local restaurants on-line and put your preferred restaurant in the special accommodations section of the booking form.

A Knitting Weekend in Ludington

Join Nautical Yarn & guests from four Ludington Bed and Breakfasts for a knitting weekend where you will learn to knit the simple yet stylish Lakeshore Lace Tee. During the weekend of April 3, 4 & 5th, you will be knitting Lakeshore Lace Tee, designed by Carole Kosanovich, owner of Nautical Yarn.

On Friday night, Nautical Yarn will host a brief fitting class with a light dinner. The Lakeshore Lace Tee is a three-season tee that can be worn over long-sleeve T-shirts on cool days and over a bathing suit on hot, summer days. It doesn’t require a lot of fitting, but we will cover the basics of garment fitting. You will also knit and block a swatch to be measured Saturday morning to help you with your unique Lakeshore Lace Tee.

Saturday morning, we will begin to cover the skills required for the Lakeshore Lace Tee including Garter Stitch, 4 to 5 simple lace stitches, Double Moss Stitch, Edging lace and more. You will begin to think about your design. Do you want your tee to feature symmetry? Do you want horizontal stripes or do you prefer vertical stripes. Your Tee will be a personalized piece of wearable art, select your yarn and stitch patterns and away you go.

Skills needed: Everyone should know how to cast on, knit, and purl. Additional skills required include yo, k2tog and/or p2tog (we can teach these during class).

After lunch on Saturday, we will cover a couple more lace skills you may choose to include in your design. Following Saturday evening dinner (on your own), a knitting party will be held at one of the bed & breakfast inns in Ludington. Everyone is invited to knit with friends and enjoy refreshments.

Sunday morning, we will learn how to assemble and block the finished garment.

All classes will take place at Nautical Yarn located at 108 S Rath Avenue in downtown Ludington.

The Lakeshore Lace Tee takes approximately 600-700 yds of DK/worsted weight yarn (a kit is available for about $40). Also, size 6 needles are required, but we suggest you bring sizes 5 through 7 circular needles in 32″to 40″ length.

The cost to participate in this class is $150, plus a 2-night stay reserved at one of the following locations:

• Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast

• The Ludington House Bed & Breakfast

• The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast of Ludington

• Shining Light Inn

The Weekend includes:

April 3, 2020 Friday Evening Supper, Friday Evening Class

April 4, 2020 Saturday Morning Class (10-Noon) Saturday Lunch Noon – 1. Saturday Afternoon Class (1 to 3) Saturday dinner on your own. Saturday Evening Knitting Reception at B & B

April 5, 2020 Sunday Morning Class (10 – Noon)

close up of knitted lace patterns