News & Events


KAN – TEN welcomes Steven Berg!

It is with HUGE excitement I get to introduce you to our special tutor for KAN – TEN this year – Steven Berg
Steven Berg is a fiber artisan armed with a wealth of experience, a daring sense of style, and a firm belief in the transformative power of creativity that knitting or crocheting offers to all who are brave enough to push the boundaries.
After an eventful career in the fashion industry, his creative work brought him back to his favorite medium, the one that always inspired him the most: the imaginative world of fiber arts.
Today you will find Steven in his Minneapolis store, StevenBe: a 6,000-square foot nineteenth-century firehouse adorned with chandeliers, animal prints, and his eclectic collection of objects d’art.
His knitwear designs, chunky creations, and signature multi-stranded knitting style have caught the attention of Hollywood celebrities and stylists and have been featured in national publications. Steven reminds all fiber aficionados: “There are no mistakes, only variations.”
Steven will be teaching a full day masterclass on Thursday 22nd of August followed by a programme of 4 classes across KAN weekend.
Steven is perfect for KAN – TEN, his sparkle and exuberant style is fitting for our very special 10 year celebrations & I know you will all make Steven feel incredibly welcome.
Class announcements for KAN – TEN are not far away and remember registrations open May 1st at 10am NZT

KAN Traders 2019 – KAN Delegates Friday & Saturday ONLY

Open to the Public Sunday Morning 9am – 12pm

Quick reference guide for traders at this year’s event

Ocean View (Main Room)

Vintage Purls – Morag

Maniototo Yarns – Mary

Man Made Fibre – Ian

Bleating Art – Alice & Denise

Kiwiyarn-a – Rebecca

Dark Harbour Yarn – Nikki

Newtown House – Amy

Harnies Hoolies – Julie & Paul

Yarnz Ltd – Nanette & Lorraine

Sues Hand Dyed Yarns – Sue

Frances Stachl Jeweller

Breakwater Room (By Bar)
Yarnfloozy – Catrien

Holland Road Yarn Co – Tash & Co

Black Cat Knitting Co – Alanna

Truly Myrtle – Libby

Nanacindy – Cindy

KAN Central (In Bar)
The Yarn Queen – Ruth & Joy

Happy Go Knitty – Helene

fibre2go – Lyn

Sunday Only Traders

Stephens Knit Creations (Ocean)

Outlaw Yarns – Deb (Ocean)

Lavender Dreams – Delene (Ocean)

Union Fibre – Bonnie (Central)

Darn-Knit NZ – Susan (KAN Central)

Solange Thompson (KAN Central)

Skeinz Express
Skeinz will continue to trade off site at our mill store – just a 5 minute drive away. Skeinz is the home of Outlaw yarns and also holds an exclusive sale for KAN every year. The Skeinz Express will run between the venue & Skeinz, with our two regular KAN drivers taking over on Saturday.  So fear not – if you don’t have transport – we will be able to ferry you across to Skeinz!

I will be running an onsite Eftpos cash out service (debit cards only) at East Pier and there is an ATM just a few minutes away from The Box – so you may wish to start planning your purchases now and what ever budget you had in mind for shopping… double it!

I hope you take every opportunity to get out and about to the off site trading locations and explore the Ahuriri Village, which is a wonderful shopping destination in itself & in up coming correspondence I will bring you some of the hidden gems we have in our midst.


Knit August Nights – General information

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.


This is being moved to Friday night so everyone can enjoy this whilst they are still fresh.  This is now INCLUDED in your base registration and is happening at East Pier on Friday evening from 6pm – 7.30pm. Leaving you free to make dinner plans afterwards.

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.