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Baltic Cities Knitting Tour

11th - 19th July 2021

9 days from £1,835pp

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Explore all three capitals of the Baltic States and learn about the region’s rich textile and knitting traditions on this holiday with expert Carol Meldrum, who has created a specially designed project inspired by the traditional patterns.
  • Knitting workshops with Carol Meldrum
  • Local Latvian mitten knitting workshop
  • Estonian arts & crafts workshops
  • Walking tour of Tallinn old town
  • Guided walking tour of Riga
  • Sightseeing city tour of Vilnius

Made for Knitters

Specially designed for knitters, this Stitchtopia knitting holiday is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded knitters and indulge in your favourite hobby. Our talented knitting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to get those needles clicking!

Baltic Cities Knitting Tour

Following the overwhelming popularity of our Christmas Markets tour to Tallinn and Riga, we are now offering you the chance to visit both of these cities in summer along with the third ‘Baltic city’, Vilnius.

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city. The architecture in the largest baroque Old Town in Eastern Europe is well known and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. We’ll take a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the National Museum of Textiles, where we’ll learn about the homemade fabrics and traditions of the everyday clothing worn by the local population.

Riga is the largest city in the Baltics and is a fascinating mixture of proud Latvian traditions and influences of the various countries that have occupied it. The Old Town’s architecture is stunning. We’ll visit the highlights of the city with our local guide and explore the rich heritage of Latvian costume, taking part in a mitten knitting workshop with a local expert.

Tallinn is one of Europe’s newest capitals and boasts a rich mix of architecture and culture. The Old Town was almost untouched by war and remains perfectly preserved. We’ll visit the highlights of the city with our local guide, learn about Estonian handicrafts and take part in a workshop with local experts. 

A message from our expert:

"Our project is inspired by the beautiful knitted mittens from Latvia and Estonia. Over the course of the trip we will work through the techniques needed to create a colourful slipper sock.

The project is worked in the round from the toe up using magic loop technique. For the foot upper, you will have a choice of traditional stranded knit patterns to work from or can go crazy with the stripes.

We will also look at adding embellishments such as embroidery or surface decoration to give your slippers their own personality!

We aim to cover the following skills:

  • Turkish / Eastern cast on 
  • Magic loop technique 
  • Increasing 
  • Changing colour - jogless stripe 
  • Stranded knitting in the round 
  • Carrying yarn over more than 3"
- Carol Meldrum

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Congress Avenue Hotel, Vilnius

★★★★

This 4-star plus hotel is located in the Old Town of Vilnius. The 50 modern and well-appointed bedrooms are designed to reflect elegance, style and comfort. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat screen TV, safe, high speed Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities and hair dryer. Hotel facilities include restaurant and bar. 

Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Hotel, Tallinn

★★★★

Located in the heart of the capital, this modern hotel is just 15 minutes' walk to the Old Town. Facilities in the superior rooms include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, hair dryer, flat screen TV and fridge. Hotel facilities include restaurant, two bars, spa and sauna.

Semarah Hotel Metropole, Riga

★★★★

Located in the heart of historic Riga, this newly refurbished 4-star hotel combines centuries of history with all the convenience of modern amenities. 

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Hotel facilities include restaurant and bar.
Room Facilities & Amenities
The 84 elegant bedrooms feature comfortable furnishings exuding eclectic classic style. Bedrooms come equipped with air conditioning, slippers, LCD TV, complimentary wifi, safe, tea & coffee making facilities and mini bar. Bathroom with bath & shower.