Welcome Wagon 2017 PDF – Download Welcome Wagon 2017

East Pier Knitters Menu – available from 11am Friday. A specially priced menu just for KAN – East Pier KAN Menu

Update August 1st

It’s now August! The theme’s for this years photo competition have been announced! Check out the “Photos” page for more details!


Update 26th July

Just 30 days and counting until KAN!

Hi KANnanittes

Can you believe it, just a month until KAN!  This is such an exciting time for me – getting all the final details polished in readiness for your arrival.
You will be hearing from me a lot more over the next month as I bring you news, offers and activities to help you get the most out of your KAN experience.

The first of these is the announcement of our very own Lights Up movie screening at The Globe Theatrette in the heart of Ahuriri village.  If you have never been to one of these screenings, it is when the house lights are dimmed less, so you can enjoy the movie and stitch at the same time!  The Globe also is licensed, so you can buy a glass of your favourite beverage and even order in  gourmet Pizza’s from next door!

This years selection is Paris can Wait – check out the movie synopsis & trailer here.  Seats are not limited to just KAN registrants, so if you wish to take a friend, you are most welcome.  Bookings are made directly with Louisa at The Globe – details below.

Lastly, I have been sending emails to waitlisters with class openings, these invitations are only valid for a few days, so make sure you act immediately if you get an invitation.

Talk soon
Maree xx


KAN 2017 – General information

If you need to send stock ahead of the event – I will happily store, I mean fondle, I mean store your yarns – especially if you are flying.  So either courier it to me at home or Skeinz and I will keep it safe and sound until the event.
I have also had a few inquiries about this years goody bags.  You will need to plan on 260 bags for this year.  My team of KAN Angels do the great giant bag stuff the Wednesday 23rd, so please have you items to be before that date.
I will have the EFTPOS again this year and the venue is providing free WiFi all weekend to participants.  However we did find with so many people online this sometimes went down, so topping up your data plans for the weekend may also be a wise idea.
Class Requirements are in the process of being updated – most classes require very little outside your regular ‘knit kit’, but also if you forget something, between the KAN traders and Skeinz, you will be able to source what you need once you arrive.
Make sure you bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop because with the WiFi you can download patterns immediately – perfect if you want to purchase from one of our designers trading or see someone sporting a stunning garments & you wish the hunt the pattern out.  Wifi will be available in all the classes.
PDF’s will be posted on the website and I do have printed copies of Class requirements, Class location guide, Class lists (in case you forget where you are supposed to be) Pictorial maps to get to your classes, directions to Skeinz if you are getting there under your own steam.


‘Cash is King’ KAN!  Many traders will have their online stores and credit card facilities with them, but by no means all of them.  There will be an EFTPOS cash out facility on site (whilst my cash reserves last) for a small transaction fee.  There is a cash machine on Bridge Street outside Beattie & Forbes Booksellers.  As past attendees will tell you, whatever you think will be enough cash for the market…. DOUBLE IT!


East Pier is our trading & social hub during KAN.  Dave’s team of Vanessa & support staff are really accommodating & will work hard to make sure you are comfortable, fed & watered.  Trading will able to take place across the entire event this year in the newly refurbished function room.  So there will be plenty of chances to buy or just hang out across the weekend.  The special KAN menu will be running again – this was wildly popular last year.  I also will have a special menu running at Milk and Honey – the restaurant for our other venue, The Crown hotel.


This is designed as a fun pre-dinner event.  So make your dinner bookings from 7.45pm onwards.  You are welcome to stay on and have dinner at East Pier, or venture farther afield into the Ahuriri Village or neighbouring West Quay.

The Ahuriri village is not only the KAN venue, but also my home.  I live just a few hundred metres away & many of the venues at KAN are friends.  They are genuinely very excited to have you in our ‘home’ & hope you have a wonderful time.

Please support the local businesses and take every opportunity to get your knitting/crochet out to show the locals how we roll.

Until then, make sure you get the important dates in your calendars & I hope to see many of you at Unwind 2018 in Dunedin.

 KAN 2018 August 24th – 26th