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Scenic Scotland Knitting and Crochet Cruise

28th August – 2nd September 2021

6 days from £1,449pp

Join expert Sophia Reed for a fantastic opportunity to experience some of the wonderful scenery, fascinating history and ancient cultures of the Scottish Isles.
  • Knitting and crochet workshops with Sophia Reed
  • Kit included for your workshops
  • Spend a day discovering related highlights from Orkney’s Creative Trail
  • Discover the knitwear of Lerwick and enjoy some yarn shopping
  • Full use of on-board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • Enjoy a full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music

Perfect for Yarn Lovers

Carefully crafted for yarn lovers, this knitting and crochet holiday embraces all things woolly! Our experienced knitting and crochet expert will be on hand throughout the holiday; joining us on yarn-related excursions and hosting inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.

Scenic Scotland Knitting & Crochet Cruise

A wonderful snapshot of Scotland’s splendid summertime scenery. We'll explore enchanting waterways and remote islands with memorable scenic cruising as well as calling at two charming destinations: the Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands, for exclusive yarn-related excursions. Join our expert, Sophia Reed, for two full day workshops, plus plenty of time for social knitting and crochet.

From our expert 

I am delighted to be teaching the following workshops on this exciting journey around the beautiful Scottish Isles.

Our first workshop features a traditional, iconic Scottish textile pattern, Fair Isle, but made in the unconventional method of Tunisian crochet. Tunisian crochet is a unique combination of knitting and crochet, which is straight forward to learn with some previous experience of either craft. If you discover a passion for Tunisian crochet, you will also have the opportunity to learn more stitches during the cruise, including a pattern for an elegant Tunisian Entrelac scarf.

Drawing on my experience of working with a company who produce Gansey sweaters, for our second workshop we will explore the history and style of these textured knit designs, making different patterned squares. This workshop also looks at various ways of joining and edging these motifs using crochet techniques, to make unique home textiles including cushions and blankets. - Sophia Reed

Your Accommodation

Borealis

Overview
Borealis is a new ship in the Fred Olsen fleet. Along with the great service and more intimate atmosphere that Fred Olsen is known for, Borealis also offers a whole new level of comfort. There is more space throughout the ship, which is decorated with premium décor and original artwork. There is a wider choice of lounges and bars for you to enjoy as well as a wider choice of restaurants offering culinary demonstrations, showcasing food from the destinations we cruise to, and wine tasting venues. You will also find a two-tier theatre, a thermal spa, and an all-season swimming pool with a retractable roof.
Ship Facilities & Amenities
  • 11 bars & lounges
  • 6 restaurants
  • Entertainment programme
  • 2 swimming pools
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Spa with Thermal Spa, Aroma Room, Hydro Pool, 2 saunas and 9 treatment rooms
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Culinary Theatre hosting cookery classes and demonstrations
Cabin Facilities & Amenities
All cabins come equipped with:
  • Climate control
  • Interactive smart TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar)
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Please click here to see the deck plan.