Cruise company reveal New Year's knitting trip

Cruise company reveal New Year's knitting trip (iStockphoto)

This summer many of us will be taking our knitting abroad with us and enjoying some well-earned relaxation time.

Whether it's reclining by the pool working on a knitting pattern or crocheting in a cabin while on a ski break, to many of us having time to craft is one of the best things about holidays.

It seems that this is something holiday companies are cottoning on to as well, as river cruise line AmaWaterways has revealed this week that it is launching a knitting-themed cruise on the Danube River for New Year's.

Taking place from December 27th to January 2nd it is hoping to capitalise on the popularity of this social and creative craft.

Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of the firm, said that they expected that the cruise would be a real hit with crafters.

She said: "Given the fast learning curve, cross-gender appeal, the social aspect and the impact of the internet, it's little wonder that knitting is such a growing trend.

"Knitting appeals to a younger generation these days, and we thought it would be a fun and creative outlet for our guests. The cruise will bring together a community of knitters and give them opportunities to learn new techniques, find inspiration for new projects, and show off their personal style and creativity."

The 161-passenger vessel will feature the latest in yarns, fashion trends and expert classes on stitch patterns and techniques.

It will begin in Vilshofen, Germany before cruising through Linz, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

There are many organised holidays you can go on in the crafting community, and they can offer a really great creative outlet, as well as the chance to make new friends and share knitting and crocheting tips.

You don't have to travel around the world either, as the UK plays host to a number of crafty weekend breaks and workshops to inspire you.

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