Vogue Knitting LIVE Intensive is the ultimate weekend of knitting!
Come curious and leave inspired.
Vogue Knitting LIVE Intensive offers a variety of classes to choose from to deepen your knitting education, while also staying at beautiful accommodations, eating delicious food, and meeting like-minded knitters from around the world who also want to eat, sleep, and breathe knitting. 
Thursday, November 7
3:00–5:00 PM: Registration
Please visit registration for any class changes or questions. Badges will be mailed to attendees who register by October 1. 
 
4:00 PM: Check in at Renaissance Austin Hotel
 
5:00–7:00 PM: Shopping 
 
7:00–8:30 PM: Dinner featuring Meghan Fernandes of Pom Pom Quarterly
Since learning to knit as a teenager, Meghan Fernandes has valued the meaning that can be imbued into everything we make with our hands. Over time, she wrote her master’s thesis on knitting in women’s literature, and went on to found a knitting magazine that allows her to continue to explore the significance knitting has in all our lives. In this talk, Meghan will address how every decision we make in our crafting lives, from where we buy our yarn to the patterns we decide to make, has consequence and impact on our community and ourselves.
 
8:30–9:30 PM: Knitting Circle with live music from Big Cedar Fever

Friday, November 8
7:00–7:45 AM: Gentle seated yoga
Please select if you will be attending this class during the registration process.

7:45–8:45 AM: Breakfast featuring Yarn. Born in Texas. with Dawn Brown of Independence Wool
From fleece to fabric, learn a regional wool mill's journey to create intensely local yarn using the natural fibers grown in the Lone Star State. Presenting the path freshly shorn wool and mohair follow to become a yarn that proudly represents more than 150 years of Texas sheep and goat ranching heritage, truly becoming the yarn our land made.
 
9:00 AM–12:00 PM: Morning workshops
 
12:15–1:45 PM: Lunch featuring featuring Wooly World of Westknits with Stephen West
Experience the colorful, wooly world of Westknits in this inspirational presentation and shawl show by Stephen West. Stephen will share his latest shawl and sweater projects and talk about the process and inspiration behind his popular knitting designs. Wear your Westknits, bring a project to work on, and enjoy Stephen’s playful and innovative approach to knitting.
 
1:50–2:30 PM: Diversity and Inclusion Panel & Town Hall Discussion
 
2:30–5:30 PM: Afternoon workshops
 
5:30–7:30 PM: Shopping
 
 
Saturday, November 9
7:00–7:45 AM: Gentle seated yoga 
Please select if you will be attending this class during the registration process.
 
7:45–8:45 AM: Breakfast with Tahki Yarns with Stacy Charles
 
9:00 AM–12:00 PM: Morning workshops
 
12:15–1:30 PM: Lunch featuring Vogue Knitting: 30 Years and 40 Timeless Knits with Norah Gaughan
Over the past 30 years, Norah Gaughan has contributed an astounding 120+ patterns to the iconic Vogue Knitting magazine. From inspired textures to spellbinding cables to innovative constructions, she has created a legacy that will last for generations. Forty of her patterns from Vogue Knitting magazine have been gathered into a single volume. Norah will give you the inside story on many of the pieces. Which designs represent turning points? Where did she come up with that crazy construction? How does she get her ideas?
 
2:00–5:00 PM: Afternoon Workshops
 
5:00–7:00 PM: Shopping
 
7:00–8:30 PM: Dinner featuring Constantly Evolving: My Journey as a BIPOC Maker, Designer, and Writer with Jeanette Sloan
During this informal chat, Jeanette will speak about her experiences as a BIPOC knitter, designer, maker, magazine contributor, and, more recently, as a writer championing BIPOC working in the fiber community.
 
8:30–9:30 PM: String Yarns Trunk Show with Stacy Charles
 
Sunday, November 10
8:00–9:00 AM: Breakfast featuring Yarn and Knit Trends 2019–2020 with Carla Scott, Editor in Chief of Vogue Knitting
Get the inside scoop as Vogue Knitting’s Editor in Chief, Carla Scott, shares her viewpoint and shows exciting catwalk images as she identifies the fashion-forward trends that will influence knitwear design for the Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 seasons. Enjoy a special sneak peek of styles from an upcoming issue of Vogue Knitting magazine; learn how we interpret elements of couture garments into knittable, wearable clothing; and feast your eyes on the newest yarns—from tech to sustainable—and the season’s most important fibers and colors for hand knitters. Leave inspired to create something personal and runway ready.
 
9:15–10:00 AM: Lecture with Norah Gaughan or Connie Peng 
Please make your selection in the registration process; see Classes for details.
 
10:45 AM–12:15 PM: Hill Country Weavers Shopping Event
Transportation to and from provided at an additional cost.
Join us at Hill Country Weavers on Sunday morning for snacks and drinks and so much yarn! Should you take the provided transportation, your visit will include $10 in Knitcoin, which you can spend like cash on whatever you like at the shop on Sunday. The bus will depart the Renaissance Austin Hotel at 10:15 AM. For more on this shopping experience, click here. Hill Country Weavers is located at 4102 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704