We welcome knitters who are new to Åsa Tricosa's innovative Ziggurats knitting method, as well as those who are already knowledgeable with her approach.
We’ll begin our trip with four days in Søro, where Åsa lives just outside of Copenhagen.
Participate in 12 hrs of group workshop and 1/1 coaching sessions. Learn or refine the skills to create your own custom-fitted sweater through simple or more challenging techniques. And take advantage of this rare look at Åsa’s knitting “secrets” as well has her special finishing techniques.
Enjoy knitting and learning as Åsa blends her clever sense of humor and joy of the craft throughout every lesson.
Spend time with Åsa during a visit to her studio where we'll enjoy afternoon nibbles, knit together, and learn more about her design inspiration and process. And you'll find out what we already know – along with being an amazing designer, Åsa is an incredibly lovely person.
Our trip begins with four days in Søro, just outside of Copenhagen. Our time there will include Ziggurats workshops and excursions - to a local spinnery (during lambing season!), to several of Åsa’s favorite spots including a nearby yarn shop, and opportunities to visit local attractions.
From Søro, we’ll travel north with a short stop in Aarhus where we’ll enjoy a city tour, visit the ARoS museum and find some local yarn shops. We’ll settle into our hotel in downtown Aalborg, The Radisson Blu Limfjord. From here we will traverse to the northern most point in Denmark to Skagen where two seas meet – the Skagerak and Kattegat. We’ll visit Isager Yarn in Bindslev for a workshop with Marianne Isager, a relaxed lunch and an opportunity to shop their lovely assortment of yarns.
The last three days of our trip will take us to the Kokkedal Slot (or castle), a mansion-like/spa northeast of Copenhagen. We’ll explore the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, the well-known Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Art. We'll spend our final day touring Copenhagen for a Yarn Culture-curated shop crawl including yarn, craft, and other specialty shops. And we'll reconnect with Åsa for 1/1 sessions for knitters.
Throughout the trip there will be ample opportunity to admire and buy yarn, eat good food and explore, both with the group and on your own.
Åsa Söderman—known in the knitting world as Åsa Tricosa—is a self-proclaimed “lazy knitter who created the Ziggurats technique to avoid weaving ends.”
Don’t let this humorous description fool you. Åsa’s innovative Ziggurats method combines unique sweater construction, interesting stitch patterns, playful color elements, and detailed finishing techniques that result in custom-fitted, detailed garments that will become staples in your hand knit wardrobe.
Åsa introduced the art of knitting beautiful top-down sweaters using the Ziggurat technique in her 2018 book, Ziggurats 16 Elegantly Seamless Knits. Skillfully created to minimize cutting and joining skeins and to maximize flow and seamless knitting, the Ziggurat method is clever, addictive, and produces well-fitting, beautifully finished sweaters.
Åsa has more than 125 designs to her credit with her most recent collection completed last year. The 2021 Jubilæum Collection celebrates 10 years of Ziggurating and a decade of Åsa Tricosa designs.
Born and raised in Sweden, Åsa now lives in Denmark after also living in the US, UK, Germany, and Scotland.
Comwell Hotel Sorø is located in the middle of Zealand’s beautiful countryside, and boasts Denmark's largest thatched roof, its own wine field, and a modern stylish interior with a focus on Scandinavian design.
The hotel offers its guests modern and well-equipped rooms, decorated in a cozy style with carpeting and Wi-Fi. Guests may enjoy tasty dishes in the restaurant and relax in the bar. The indoor pool invites is available for a refreshing swim and you can enjoy billiards, darts and and other games. Bicycles can be rented on site.
Comwell Sorø is close to good restaurants and attractions, making it easy to enjoy the best of Sorø. Lake Pedersborg is a 5-minute walk away. Sorø’s town center is about 1.2 mi away.
Located in the heart of the city, the Radisson Blu Limfjord Hotel in Aalborg is your gateway to northern Denmark's treasures. Step outside the hotel and discover the charm of Aalborg. History buffs can take a 3-minute walk to the Royal Taxhouse or Kongelig Toldkammer, a fine example of romantic Danish architecture dating back to 1902. You can shop hand-picked Danish design at Nord Craft, a 7-minute walk from our hotel, then indulge in a craft beer tasting at the Basement Beer Bar.
After a busy day exploring, enjoy the in-house brasserie, Brasserie Pascal, for delicious tapas, steaks, and salads or relax at the Lounge & Bar, where you can enjoy a glass of wine while listening to live piano music.
Rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated with thoughtful amenities like a minibar and free high-speed wireless internet as well as TV including news channels and screen mirroring.
Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen, is an unpretentious sanctuary where anything can happen. Surrounded by captivating nature you are still surprisingly close to the city of Copenhagen. Though built in 1746 this stately country escape with has a modern twist including a luxurious spa where you can treat yourself by pre-book one (or more) lovely spa services.
Rooms are located in the Castle Lodge, with bright and personal rooms furnished with quality bed linen. The rooms are fitted with comfortable armchairs, a desk and a built-in wardrobes with safety box. The private bathrooms feature a rustic country manor style with a separate shower and a freestanding washbasin with towels of the best quality. Complimentary wireless Internet and TV with over 30 international channels in included. Access to rooms requires an outdoor walk across the cobblestoned avenue from the main Castle building.
Single Traveler: $6700
Double Travelers: $6000*
* Base pricing for this trip assuming single accommodation. Travelers who wish to share accommodations make their own arrangements prior to registration. Travelers must provide their roommate's name at sign up.
Base pricing for this trip assuming single accommodation. Travelers who wish to share accommodations make their own arrangements prior to registration. Travelers must provide their roommate's name at sign up. Yarn Culture will not pair travelers. Double travelers are not fully booked until both roommates have paid the deposit.
Double (Shared Room) Discount: $700
Trip insurance for airfare/travel to Denmark and medical coverage in Europe – Cost varies based on your age and location. We strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance. Yarn Culture is not a travel agent and as a result cannot provide the same assurances agents can provide. Any refunds or travel coverage due to sickness or other unforeseen circumstances can only be provided by self-procured travel insurance.
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