Schedule 2017

Welcome to KAN 2017!

It’s August! This is KAN month – are you getting excited yet?  The Lights Up movie has been finalised along with other activities such as a Knit & Knatter at Beattie & Forbes books on Bridge street.  Perfect for those just attending the market on Sunday and not fully registered.  There are also

Thursday Evening 4pm -6pm

  • 6pm:  Lights Up knitting – Bookings directly through The Globe (see New tab for more details)
  • 4pm – 6pm:  Earlybird Registration: East Pier
  • 12pm: Photo Competition opens: Upload Posts to Instagram (#KANphotocomp17) , KAN Facebook or email to

Friday Morning 9am – Noon

  • 8am: Registration opens
  • 9am – 12pm: Stream One classes commence
  • 10am: Trading hall opens for set up
  • 10am: Skeinz Shuttle starts. Leaves from East Pier on the half hour.

Friday Afternoon 1pm – 6pm

  • 1pm – 6pm: Exclusive retreat traders market, knit & catch up with friends old & new.
  • 3pm – 6pm: Stream Two Workshops
  • 2.30pm: Last shuttle departs to Skeinz
  • 6pm – Late: Knit, food & wine – a casual knit & knatter – very informal as those who wish to dine out can.  Make sure you check Grab One as many local eateries regularly participate.

Saturday Morning 8:30am – 12.00 noon

  • 10am – 12pm: Design Spun Tour & Skeinz Factory Shop visit – rotating shuttles running from East Pier to Skeinz
  • 10am – 12pm:  Deb from Outlaw Yarns – Sample Showcase at Skeinz! (Open to Public)
  • 10am – 12pm:  Knit, knatter and troubleshooting at Beattie & Forbes Bridge Street (Open to Public)
  • 9am – 12pm: Stream Three Workshops
  • Lunch: Free to choose – we have over a dozen cafes & restaurants in Ahuriri alone!

Saturday Afternoon 1.30pm – late

  • 1.30pm – 4.30pm: Stream Four Workshops
  • 12pm – 2pm:  Knit, knatter and troubleshooting at Beattie & Forbes Bridge Street (Open to Public)
  • 4.30pm – Knit & Knatter
  • 5.30 – 7.30: KAN Soiree – East Pier
  • 7.30pm onwards – you’re free to make your own dinner plans and hit the town!

 Sunday Morning 9am – 12pm

  • 9am – 12pm: The Knitters Market – East Pier (open to the public)
  • 9am – 12pm:  Stream Five Workshops – East Pier
  • 9am – 12pm: Espresso Knit – East Pier (a chance for one last knit, knatter, & shopping)
  • Monday 12pm: Photo competition entries close.