fifth annual knitting+crochet retreat
Walnut Woods Lodge
Walnut Woods State Park
Des Moines, IA
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Welcome to knitXmidwest!

We are beyond excited for the fifth annual knitXmidwest November 4th and 5th at the Walnut Woods Lodge!! knitXmidwest is an opportunity to bond with other fiber artists in the area. Open to all ages and ranges of skill.

We are really looking forward to meeting new faces and sharing a nice relaxing laid back weekend together full of fun and laughter...and maybe getting some work done along the way!

Your retreat fee will cover*:

  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Snacks
  • Beverages: coffee, water, tea
  • Fun times!

*No refunds once tickets have been purchased.


  • You should plan on bringing plenty of things to work on!
  • We will have snacks available but if you have particular food allergies please bring snacks that are best for you.
  • Comfy clothes because we will be lounging!
  • Any show and tell items that you want to bring to share/display.
  • Have knitting and crochet questions? Bring that too!! We will be available for assistance as needed.

Questions? Email us at!


The following schedule is tentative.

Saturday, November 4th

Check in, pick up name tags, get acquainted with fellow retreaters!
Viewing of the show and tell items
Noon – 1pm
Knit, Crochet, Spin, Chat, Free Time
Official retreat end

Sunday, November 5th

Knit, Crochet, Spin, Chat, Free Time
Knit, Crochet, Spin, Chat, Free Time
Official retreat end


Traveling to Des Moines from out of town? Or maybe you live in the area, but want to make this a proper weekend retreat and have a sleepover with friends in a comfy hotel. Either way, we have you covered.

A hotel room block has been reserved for knitXmidwest attendees at Hyatt Place Downtown Des Moines with the discounted rate of $122/night on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th 2017.


Hyatt Place Downtown
418 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA

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This link will fill in the “Corporate or Group Code” of
“G-MIDW” for you.

You may also call in your reservation at 1-800-634-3839 and request the KnitXMidwest 2017 Block.

You are free to make lodging arrangements on your own, but Hyatt Place will serve as our event's lodging headquarters. Stay with friends and meet up with fellow knitters after hours for dinner, drinks or more knitting in the hotel's lobby or bar area. Hyatt Place is a contemporary hotel in the heart of downtown Des Moines, within walking distance of several local dining/nightlife hot spots. The hotel offers complimentary hotel-wide Wi-Fi Internet access.

** The reservation cutoff date is October 4th, 2017. The number of rooms available is limited due to other events being held in the metro that weekend, so we encourage you to make your reservation right away to get the discounted rate of $122/night. Any rooms not utilized in the block after October 4th will drop out of the block and go back into the hotel's inventory for sale to the general public.

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