Claudia Krisniski 
59 Spring Road  *  Hudson NY 12534

A knitting, pattern designing, sewing, quilting and spinning studio

Classes, Retreats and Gatherings

(there are new additions all the time, so check back frequently)



September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
10 am- noon

Back to school = back to spinning class! Like making a smooth yarn? Want to figure out how to spin for a particular project? Need help plying? Have a wheel that needs a tune-up? Fascinated by color blended yarns? Take advantage of the energy of September to reinvigorate your spinning by learning what YOU need. All skill levels welcome. One wheel available to rent for either 1 class or the entire month so you can take it home for practice between classes. Fibers extra. Drop spindlers welcome!


HAND SEWING:  knitting and crochet needle casescountrywool handsewn knit needle cases
September 18 
10 am - 2 pm

Back to school = back to organizing your stuff!  Like to sew? Come to class and make fabric needle cases for your tools. 1 yard of cotton fabric needed (half a contrasting color for the inside), +  20"x20" cotton batting + 12" elastic cord and a button. Bring your threads,  sewing machine, cutting tools and your lunch. 
(coffee, tea, seltzer available)
Need fabric? Batting? Thread?
Countrywool is WELL STOCKED for making these cases!
Pick out your FAVORITE fabric before class...



Wednesday nights
September 10, 17 & 24 
6 - 8 pm

Stymied by the basics? Did Aunt Martha teach you to knit backwards? Do you wonder how OTHER knitters do it? What's so special about cable knitting? How do you join yarns? What's an increase? A decrease? How do you follow a pattern? Can I learn to knit left handed? Right handed? Continental? What is gauge and why is it important?

This class will answer all your questions
and any new ones that occur.

Bring 8 oz aran weight yarn and #9 needles with stitch markers, needle gauge, cable stitch holder and darning needle,
pick up your kit at class.


Materials needed for this class:
  • spinning wheel or drop spindle
  • 8 oz clean wool roving or top
  • (2 spinning wheels are available to rent for $20 by calling 828-4554. Available for purchase: drop spindle: $35; local mohair/wool roving: $8)

September 20   8-11 AM

 Ever wonder how it was done? Do you have sheep, alpacas, llamas, bunnies, sheep dogs or mohair goats in your life? Fashion yarn from their fur in a timeless fashion by hand on a drop spindle, or more quickly with a spinning wheel. No experience necessary to take this class!


Call CGCC to register:
ext 3341



October 1 & 15
6-8 pm

Basic mittens
Double pointed needle knitting OR Magic Loop with a LONG circular needle
How to make a gusset
How to measure for good mitten fit
How to decrease for a "baseball" style top

Want a challenge? Two handed stranded color knitting
Decreasing in color pattern

countrywool easy mittens

countrywool nordic mittens 

Get a head start on making the WARMEST mittens you've ever had. Having a basket of these by your back door in cold weather is a fabulous pick-me-up when the cold hits. Dog walkers, mail carriers, babysitters, joggers, skiers...all could use a pair this holiday season. Get out your stash
and knit through it!
Enjoy a relaxing Wednesday evening knit and pick up some tips, supplies and get organized. Learn some new techniques or polish the ones you already have. Make EASY MITTENS and go from there, or pick a stranded Countrywool mitten pattern/bring one of your favorites! 

Yarn: 4 oz skein (190 yds) Brown Sheep
         Lamb's Pride Worsted OR
         100 gram skein (160 yds) Lanaloft
          Worsted  OR 4 oz skein (200 yds)
          Peace Fleece 
#4 and #6 double pointed needles 
        OR learn Magic Loop knitting:
         using 32" or longer ADDI TURBO
1 ring marker, 1 clip marker,
2 mini (1 ¾ “ ) stitch holders per mitten
a ruler and darning needle

Yarn: 50 gram skeins (109 yards)
         HEILO 100 wool: 2 Main Color (MC),
         1 Contrasting Color (CC) and
         1 Edge Color (EC)
#3 and #5 double pointed needles OR
          learn Magic Loop knitting: using 32" or
          longer ADDI TURBO needles
1 ring marker, 2 clip markers
4 - 1 ¾ “ stitch holders 
a ruler  and  darning needle

Pattern of your choice included
OR bring your own!

Materials needed for this class:
  • 220 yards sport, worsted or bulky worsted weight yarns
  • One 16” circular needle in US #4, 5 or 6
  • One set of double pointed needles (4) to match the size used from above
  • 1 ring markers
  • Cable stitch holder
  • (all items will be available for purchase: yarn ($4-10); circular needle $18; cable stitch holder ($5), darning needle/12 ring markers $4)

Aran Knitting
October 26       11-2 PM

Learn to make romantic cabled knitting. Knit an original Countrywool pattern and learn ribbing; crossed cable; plait cable and spiral top decreasing.  Learn to knit seamlessly with NO finishing using a circular needle and double pointed needles. If you can knit and purl and count, you can make this hat! If you like the hat, there is a matching sweater pattern and a class for THAT will start in November.


Call CGCC to register:
ext 3341


check out all the details here
November 7, 8 and 9
in the Catskill Mountains
Winter Clove Inn, Round Top NY

registrations open September 15

countrywool sock retreat

Materials needed for this class:
  • 2200 - 1700 yards sport, worsted or bulky worsted weight yarns
  • 16” & 32" circular needles in US #4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 (yarn will dictate needle size needed)
  • One set (of 4) of double pointed needles to match the size used from above
  • 20 ring markers
  • Cable stitch holder
  • (all items will be available for purchase!)
  • measurements of an old sweater or sweatshirt that fits well OR bring it to class and we'll measure it

An Aran Sweater
2nd and 4th Sundays
November 9 & 23
December 14 & 28       11-2 PM

Knit a a romantic cabled knit sweater. Using an original Countrywool pattern, learn to make a custom fit sweater starting with the sleeves.  Knit seamlessly with little finishing using a circular needle and double pointed needles. If you can knit, purl, count and cable, you can make this sweater!  Knitters returning from an older class for a refresher are most welcome :)


knit christmas stockings at countrywool
Stranded Christmas Stockings
November 10 and 24
6-8 pm

Braided cords...Two handed stranded color knitting...
How to make a sock heel

A stocking is the PERFECT place to make your first sock heel.
These stockings make IMPRESSIVE door decorations.

16" circular needle US  #7
150 grams total dk/sport weight yarn -
HEILO or CASCADE 220  suggested
double pointed needles US #7

Pattern with 4 stockings provided at class

Knitter's Stretch Book

Hand Balm
Yarn & Needles Spinning Wheels & Fibers