workshop & retreat in SW France

Knit your own personalized, custom fit, Ziggurat sweater or cardigan


NOTE: look for rescheduled workshop in 2016

Join me and a small group of knitters for the Åsa Tricosa Ziggurat Workshop, at Les Soeurs Anglaises in the creative oasis they nurture in South West France.

We’ll measure, think, contemplate, plan, sketch (and KNIT!) your own personalized custom-fit top-down seamless Ziggurat sweater.

Well, you‘ll do the knitting but together we’ll contemplate pockets, consider ribs for hems, ponder stitch patterns and quirky design details, choose between smallish and wowza bust darts (or none), decide on waist shaping – perhaps a colour accent on the sleeve? a hidden colour spot in the pocket lining? a contrasting button band?

If that’s too many decisions, you can stick more closely to the choices I’ve already made in any of the Ziggurat patterns.


tailored shoulders :: necklines & collars
built-in pockets :: built-in button bands
stripes :: hems :: cuffs


You will be able to learn at your own pace, and we will knit in both focused ways and more relaxed modes.
When you need a break from your needles, go for a stroll  in the pleasing grounds, explore the local market, sip a cup of tea.

Les Soeurs Anglaises has created a beautiful space for creative escapes – you may indeed want to take a closer look also at their other offerings of textile and yoga workshops.


There will be knitting, much knitting, but ooooh,…the food!!! (Or is that just me?)


I can’t wait!

Oh, and while you’re indulging your creative spirit you will also be doing good.
A portion of each participant’s fee is donated to Women for Women International UK, an aid organisation that works for sustainable change in areas of war and conflict.