Knitting New Mexico 2018 with Isabell Kraemer

This workshop is now closed! Thank you all who registered. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email Thank you to all who registered!

You also still can register for a three hour class with Isabell Kraemer at the Yarn Store at Nob Hill on September 28, 2018 by contacting the shop directly by phone or email.

Exciting news! This summer, we formed Knitting New Mexico, a small group of knitters dedicated to creating knitting experiences – retreats and workshops –  in the desert southwest with talented knitting designers and teachers. Knitting New Mexico 2018 is our first event and we are thrilled to offer a workshop in Albuquerque with internationally renowned knitwear designer and knitting teacher, Isabell Kraemer, on September 28 and 29, 2018! Isabell is coming to spend two days with us after teaching at Vogue Knitting Live in San Francisco. Isabell’s bio and all the details about the workshop and how to register are below!

Isabell Kraemer


Isabell is a qualified dressmaker who became a knitwear designer almost by accident! People kept asking her how she made things, so she published her notes on her blog. When she discovered Ravelry she gradually started to publish more and more designs. It wasn’t long before she had gained a large and dedicated following for her fresh, wearable, and modern designs.

Isabell’s designs have been published in Laine Magazine, Amirisu and Vogue Knitting. She has also produced beautiful designs for Malabrigo Yarns, Quince & Co and Swan’s Island… all in her signature streamlined and contemporary style.

Knitting New Mexico 2018 Workshop Details

Friday, September 28, 2018

We will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Yarn Store at Nob Hill, 120 Amherst Drive NE, in Albuquerque, and begin our first class with Isabell at 2:00 p.m.

Top Down Knitting – Basics and Beyond 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Top down knitting

A guide through techniques to expand your top down knitting skills. The class will cover different methods for knitting a sweater from the top down and Isabell will share some useful tricks. Skills required: knitting in the round and basic knowledge of sweater construction.

For full class description, click here.

Dinner at the Yarn Store and Knitting 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

We have invited the Yarn Store community to join Isabell and our group for a light dinner and an evening of informal knitting and socializing.

Saturday, September 29

We will gather in the Ventana Room at the Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. for a light breakfast and begin our day-long class at 8:30 a.m.

Amory – Contiguous Set-In Sleeves 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m (lunch on the Ventana Room patio)

Isabell’s design, Amory, is our workshop project and, in this class, you will learn contiguous set-in sleeve construction, as well as several techniques you will use in knitting the sweater (short row neck shaping, shoulder and sleeve increases, underarm cast on methods and more). You will take away from the class all the skills necessary to complete the sweater.

For full class description, click here.

Apres-Class 3:00 p.m. – ???

We will spend late Saturday knitting together and decide as a group during the workshop whether we want to dine at a local restaurant, snack at a hotel roof-top bar, or gather at a local knitter’s home..

Amory – the Knitting 2018 with Isabell Kraemer workshop project

amory project photo

Amory is an Isabell Kraemer design knit top down in a light fingering weight yarn with a lovely lace pattern at the base of the sweater. All the details are available on the pattern page on Ravelry.

The Yarn Store at Nob Hill will have yarn options available for the sweater.

Optional Class — Short Rows: When, Why, and How

Short rows

Isabell will teach Short Rows – When, Why, and How, a class open for registration to the public on Friday, September 28, from 9 – 12:00 p.m. Those registered for the workshop may add this class as an optional add-on. It is not included in the Knitting New Mexico workshop registration fee. For class description, click here.

Los Poblanos Food Details


Breakfast will include assorted pastries, seasonal fresh fruit, and house-made granola with milk and yogurt.

Lunch options will include a seasonal salad, a vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrée, and a Los Poblanos signature dessert.

Complimentary beverage service will be available throughout the day.

Out of Town Workshop Attendees

For those knitters attending the workshop who don’t live in Albuquerque, we can recommend the following hotels or bed and breakfast:

Hotel Parq Central

Hotel Andaluz

Hotel Chaco

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Sarabande Bed & Breakfast

Mauger Estate Bed & Breakfast

There also are air bnb’s in the area and plenty of economy hotels near the airport (the  Albuquerque Sunport), in the Nob Hill area near the Yarn Store, and around Rio Grande Boulevard and Interstate 40, which is near Los Poblanos.

Fees and Registration

$265 per person includes:

  • 9 hours class time
  • Casual light dinner on Friday evening.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and beverage service at Los Poblanos on Saturday
  • Swag bag including one skein of merino fingering weight yarn in exclusive Knitting New Mexico 2018 colorway by Zia Woolz and other knitting goodness

$35 Add-On Friday morning Short Rows class

Full payment will be due at the time of registration.

There are no partial registration options for this workshop, such as attending one day and not the other.

In the case of cancellation up to 14 days before the workshop, partial refund of $150 will be provided. We regret that we cannot provide any refund for cancellations less than 14 days before the workshop.


Registration for the workshop is CLOSED! There are still slots available for the Friday morning class with Isabell at the Yarn Store at Nob Hill. Please contact the yarn store to enroll in the class.

Hope to see you in September!


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