Meridian Jacobs Ranch Retreat in Vacaville March 10 OR May 11

Meridian Jacobs Ranch Retreat in Vacaville March 10 OR May 11

Meet Jacob sheep, a primitive breed known for their large horns, at a beautiful ranch in Vacaville, only an hour away from San Francisco! We’ll start the day with coffee, tea, and baked goods while knitting, crocheting, and spinning.  Rancher Robin Lynde of Meridian Jacobs will take us on a farm tour including petting some sheep, possible holding lambs (in March) or seeing a sheepdog demo.

We’ll have a mini class where you can start knitting a Svelte Cowl, a fun intermediate project with cables, or crocheting an Interval Cowl, an easy crocheted color-blocked project. One pattern is included in the retreat registration and you can request a different one. Bring your own yarn, or plan to buy Jacob wool yarn or Timm Ranch wool yarn from down the road, either in sheepy colors or naturally dyed by Robin. There will also be time to relax and chat, shop in the farm store, and browse through a trunk show of Kira K Designs knitting and crochet kits. Lots of farm-fresh yarn will be available to purchase, as well as kits, handwoven items, spinning and weaving tools, and notecards. 


We will meet 10-3:30 at Meridian Jacobs Ranch in Vacaville, CA

Up to two low-income crafters may attend at a discounted rate by using the code "L3.10.24" or "L5.11.24" depending on the date you choose.

This working ranch is not wheelchair accessible but can be navigated with a cane or walker.


  • A bag lunch and water bottle
  • A knitting, crochet, or spinning project to work on
  • For Svelte Cowl:
    • 190(210) yards DK weight yarn or plan to purchase a skein
    • US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needles - adjust if you are a tight or loose knitter
    • stitch marker
  • For Interval Cowl (Ravelry link):
    • 210(330) yards DK weight yarn in main color and 60(100) yards DK weight yarn in contrast color or plan to purchase yarn onsite
    • US I (5.5 mm) crochet hook - adjust if you are a tight or loose crocheter


If you cancel with more than one month’s notice, an 80% refund will be sent. An 80% refund will be sent for cancellations with less than one month’s notice only if we can find someone else to take the spot. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the retreat due to low enrollment, we will give at least two weeks’ notice, and a full refund will be sent to all registered attendees. If the event must be cancelled or rescheduled for other reasons, we will offer options including transfer, credit, and refund.