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Knitting Traditions of Uzbekistan

2nd – 16th April 2021

15 days from £3,555pp

Perhaps better known for its textiles, Uzbekistan also has strong knitting traditions; lacey knitted shawls, socks knitted using the traditional Khorezm pattern and camel hair socks are just some of the traditions we’ll discover on this tour. 
  • Knitting workshops with Sarah Hazell
  • Enjoy a masterclass in traditional Khorezm sock patterns
  • Discover how camel hair is processed and used to knit products
  • Learn about the famous Shakhrisabz suzani embroidery
  • Visit traditional bazaars, selling homemade produce and authentic textiles
  • Explore some of the must-see sights along the way

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!

Knitting Traditions of Uzbekistan

Situated in the centre of Asia and on the Silk Road, one of the world’s most important historical trading routes linking China to the Mediterranean, Uzbekistan offers a smorgasbord of culture and colour. Perhaps better known for its textiles, Uzbekistan also has strong knitting traditions, no doubt in part due its cold winter climate. Lacey knitted shawls, socks knitted using the traditional Khorezm pattern and camel hair socks are just some of the knitted items you will see on this tour.  As we pass along the route of the Silk Road we’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand and learn about their knitting traditions through visits and workshops with local experts.  As well as two days of workshops with Sarah, there’ll be plenty of opportunity for some retail therapy too, as we enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of the markets and bazaars throughout our journey.

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Miran International, Tashkent

★★★★★

This 174-room 5-star hotel opened in 1996. Spacious, comfortable rooms, modern decor and excellent service will ensure that your stay is a pleasant one. 

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
The hotel has a restaurant, brasserie and 3 bars to relax with a drink. You can also enjoy the health club with swimming pool, sauna and gym.
Room Facilities & Amenities
The classically elegant designed rooms come equipped with flat-screen TV, air conditioning, minibar and free wifi. 

Asmald Palace, Kokand

★★★★

This 4-star hotel is ideally located just a few minutes' walk from the main sights of the city.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities

Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with gym, a restaurant and lovely landscaped garden.

Room Facilities & Amenities
The décor of rich colours creates a mood of warmth and comfort in the room. Facilities include safety deposit box, mini bar, hairdryer, television, free wifi and air conditioning.

Malika Kheivak, Khiva

★★★★

Situated within the city walls, this 3-star hotel is perfectly located for sightseeing in Khiva. The welcoming hotel is built around a lovely courtyard, with a restaurant serving local cuisine and a bar on-site as well. Laundry service and foreign exchange are also available.

Room Facilities & Amenities
Rooms are modern and comfortable, with the following facilities:
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar

Lyabi House, Bukhara

★★★

This 3-star hotel, located in the heart of the old town, oozes charm with its terrace, cosy inner courtyards and typical Uzbek hospitality. Originally constructed in 1886, the building has seen life as a school, hospital, kindergarten and private family home. After four years of sympathetic renovation it opened as a hotel in 1996.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Enjoy a lovely meal or drink at the restaurant or bar. A laundry service is available for guests as is a safe located at reception.
Room Facilities & Amenities
The 40 well-equipped and traditionally decorated rooms come equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, telephone, fridge and hair dryer. 

Dilimah Premium Luxury, Samarkand

★★★★

This modern and elegant 4-star hotel offers charming accommodation in the heart of Samarkand.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Enjoy the facilities of the health club with fitness centre, indoor/outdoor pool, massage room and sauna. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar.
Room Facilities & Amenities
The 41 bright and spacious rooms are decorated in natural tones. Facilities include air conditioning and minibar.