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needlesAbout Trips for Knitters

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About Trips for Knitters

Rather than a whirlwind tour or multi-stop week, the philosophy of Trips for Knitters is to allow participants to have an opportunity to experience the richness of local culture. Resting in one place allows everyone to truly relax, catch up on sleep, get to know each other, and to spend significant time knitting.

A knitting project is introduced and worked throughout the week, along with daily activities that acquaint the knitters with the nearby area.

Susan can't resist traveling and wants to take knitters with her to unique and special places.

About Susan Wolcott

Susan Wolcott, owner of Trips for Knitters, has been offering knitting retreats and trips since 2001. She owned a yarn shop from 2001-2017: Y2Knit in Funkstown, Maryland, then Yarnability in Shepherdstown. Susan decided to semi-retire to allow more time and energy for Trips for Knitters, family, and other pursuits in 2017.

Susan lives in Shepherdstown, WV where she enjoys a view of the Potomac River. Abigail the cat has retired to a comfy chair.

Prior to owning a yarn shop and offering knitting retreats, Susan worked in the healthcare industry as a Registered Nurse and in healthcare informatics, which took her into the technology field where she learned project management, marketing, and other useful skills in start-up ventures. She has a masters degree from George Mason University in Social and Organizational Learning and is trained as a Life Coach through the Coaches Training Institute.

Susan is the mother of two sons and two daughters, grandmother to six grandsons, one granddaughter (no, she’s not spoiled) and two great-grandsons. Susan’s most joyous times are those spent with her grandchildren.

Susan Wolcott

About Paige Sato, Trip Associate

Paige Sato, a veteran knitter and new sewist, joined Trips for Knitters in 2017, as Trip Associate. A former yarn store owner, Paige has always loved a challenge, be that selling yarn, traveling, or long distance running!

Paige brings with her tons of enthusiasm for both fiber arts and travel. She enjoys knitting from patterns, and occasionally creating her own masterpieces. Most recently, she’s opened a maker studio in New Jersey where knitters, sewists and embroidery folk can come play.

Paige lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children, only one of whom still lives at home.

Paige Sato

About Tammy Thompson, Trip Leader

Tammy Thompson from Woolen Collectibles in Kalispell, Montana, joins Trips for Knitters not only as an instructor/designer-in-residence for the Knitting in Buffalo trip, but as a Trip Leader for events where we partner with local tours to provide a special experience.

Tammy has designed for years and has had designs published in just about every knitting magazine. She’s a skilled knitter and patient teacher, with a love of traditional knitting: Fair Isle, cables and lace. She loves locations where traditional knitting is the hallmark. Contact Tammy at

Tammy Thompson