Claudia Krisniski 
59 Spring Road  *  Hudson NY 12534
(518)828-4554


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

Classes, Retreats and Gatherings

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



MAY


Shawls in May - A month long series of classes
Sunday afternoons 1-3 or Wednesday nights 6-8
May 3/6, 10/13, 17/20 and 24/27
$25 a week includes both class times and pattern
Supply details coming in April! Watch this space...
Lace Shawls
May 3 and 6

SPIRAL SHAWL
Needles:  # 8-10 (or size to achieve gauge)
     16” long circular
     24” or longer circular
     double points ( any size 8 or larger)
20 Markers (use to separate stitch repeats)
F or G crochet hook
Darning needle
6-8 oz lace weight yarn (900-1000 yards)
    KID SETA (kid mohair/ silk/230 yards/25 grams)
    ULTRA ALPACA FINE (alpaca/wool/nylon/433 yards/3.5 oz)
    NATURESPUN FINGERING (wool/310 yards/50 grams)


LEAF SHAWL
Berroco ULTRA ALPACA LIGHT alpaca/wool - 2 skeins - 144 yds each
                   288 (sample used 200yds)
US #8 (5 mm) needles
stitch marker(s)

Triangular Shawls
May 10 & 13

"PASSE PARTOUT"
Berroco ULTRA ALPACA LIGHT alpaca/wool -
5 skeins - 144 yds each
 (sample used 600yds)
Needles:  # 6 circular 24" or longer for knitting;
#8 (just the tip is needed) for bind off
stitch ring marker





MITERED EYELET SHAWL

  • 3 balls Crystal Palace Mini Mochi
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo 9" single-pointed needles and/or 35" circular needle in US size 5 (or size needed for gauge)
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

(finished) (finished)

Cuffed and Swirled Shawls
May 17 & 20

MISS GERTRUDE WRIGHT'S SHOULDERETTE

5 (50 gram/164 yds) skeins CASCADE 220 SPORT wool
1 PAIR each #6 and #8 Bamboo Needles
2 ring markers and 3 (different colors, A, B and C)
clip-type markers
Darning needle and (optional) 6 one inch buttons



BEGONIA SWIRL SHAWL
Brown Sheep NATURESPUN FINGERING wool -
3 skeins - 310 yds each
US # 4 needles
10 stitch marker(s)
Winged Shawls
May 24 & 27

kællingesjal shawl
6 (50 gram/164 yds) skeins
CASCADE 220 SPORT wool
1 pair #5 needles to work bottom edges
(32" circular needle #5 needed later)
crochet hook #E



FAROESE SHAWL
24”+ Circular Needle:  # 9 or size needed for
loose garter stitch gauge of 3.5 stitches =1”
6 Markers
Darning needle
Row Counter
8 (knit to gauge) – 10 (knit tighter) 50 gram/144 yard skeins Ultra Alpaca LIGHT
    OR
3 - 100 gram/344 yard skeins Ultra Alpaca FINE



Cuffed and Swirled Shawls
May 17 & 20
Amount

Winged Shawls
May 24 & 27
Amount





DYEING FLEECE AND FIBER: Saturday, May 30 at Columbia-Greene Community College: 10 AM - 1 PM.  Call (518)828-4181 to sign up. $36.
Using safe acid dyes, vinegar and soap, learn to dye any kind of animal fiber: wool, silk, alpaca, mohair, llama, angora, dog, cat. Handouts supplied.


MATERIALS needed for class


JUNE


JULY

Reindeer Socks at Countrywool
Reindeer Socks
Cascade 220 socks at Countrywool
Cascade 220 Socks

Mini Mochi Socks
SUMMER SOCK MARATHON

MONDAYS in July and August
6 - 8 PM

$15 a week
OR
Sign up for the whole summer with a buddy, and you'll each get
9 Mondays for the price of 5!
$75 each instead of $135!

watch this space for registration info: June 10


Need to learn the basics? Been knitting socks for years and want some inspiration? Check out our 2 month long sock knitting workshops. Guest teachers will appear soon with their own favorite socks to entice you. Here are a few ideas to get you started...make a one color sock with thicker wool, or a two-color sock to keep your feet TOASTY next winter. 


materials needed
(all available for purchase at class)


Reindeer Socks -
    HEILO yarn
        2-3 skeins Main Color
        1 skein Contrasting Color
         few yards 2 more colors for accent
     US #4 and #6 double pointed needles
     4 clipping stitch markers



Cascade 220 Socks
     1 skein Cascade 220 wool
     US #3 and #5 double pointed needles
    
4 clipping stitch markers



Mini Mochi Socks
     Mini Mochi Yarn - 2 skeins
     US #2
double pointed needles
    
4 clipping stitch markers
Amount


Sunday, July 12, 10 AM - 1 PM. HAND SEWN POTHOLDERS: Log Cabin. Our introductory class for those new to hand sewing and quilting. Make beautiful pieced traditional Log Cabin patchwork squares and turn them into potholders. No experience needed.  Bring your own fabrics or pick up a 100 % cotton kit with everything included except the sewing needle and thread ($13.50). Pattern supplied. $36. Prepayment required.


  Two styles of log cabin shown.
  Kits will make two.
  Colors vary.




Materials needed
  • one 1/4 yard cotton fabric for backing
  • eight strips of cotton, 1 3/4" x 18" in assorted colors
  • one 3 1/2" square of cotton for center
  • four - 9" squares cotton or wool batting
  • pins, ruler, scissors, rings for hanging
  • optional: sewing machine to speed things along; 1/4" quilters tape, iron and ironing board


AUGUST

SUMMER SOCK KNITTING MARATHON! Every Monday   6-8 PM

SEPTEMBER



Knitting A Scarf With Wool:     Sunday, September 13  12-3 PM
For those of you new to the craft, this class will teach the basics of knitting with soft and renewable wool yarn. Topics to be covered are: Casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, garter stitch, ribbing stitch, cable stitch, seed stitch, joining yarn, and casting off. Continental, English or American knitting will be taught with full support for right handed or left handed knitters.  A 5 foot scarf with all pattern stitches represented will be the class project.
Classes are held in conjunction with Columbia-Greene Community College but take place at Countrywool.
Preregistration required at CGCC (518)828-4181, ext 3341. 
The fee is 39.00.

Materials needed for this class:
•    1 pair US# 9 or 10 bamboo or plastic needles
•    7 – 8 ounces/320-380 yards heavy worsted wool yarn
•    Learn To Knit Scarf pattern, ©2000 Countrywool: $4.00
•    cable stitch holder; darning needle, 6 ring markers; crochet hook E, F or G; gauge ruler
•    Materials packet with all of the above: $32


OCTOBER



Spin A Yarn:      Monday, October 26             5-8 PM  
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!
Classes are held in conjunction with Columbia-Greene Community College but take place at Countrywool.
Preregistration required at CGCC (518)828-4181, ext 3341. 
The fee is 39.00.

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. All items will be available for purchase: drop spindle: $25; wool top: $9.50


Rip Van Winkle WEE KNITS RETREAT
check out all the details coming soon!
October 30, 31 and November 1, 2015
in the Catskill Mountains
Winter Clove Inn, Round Top NY

countrywool sock retreat


NOVEMBER


Knitting A Scarf With Wool:     Monday, November 2          5-8 PM
For those of you new to the craft, this class will teach the basics of knitting with soft and renewable wool yarn. Topics to be covered are: Casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, garter stitch, ribbing stitch, cable stitch, seed stitch, joining yarn, and casting off. Continental, English or American knitting will be taught with full support for right handed or left handed knitters.  A 5 foot scarf with all pattern stitches represented will be the class project.
Classes are held in conjunction with Columbia-Greene Community College but take place at Countrywool.
Preregistration required at CGCC (518)828-4181, ext 3341. 
The fee is 39.00.

Materials needed for this class:
•    1 pair US# 9 or 10 bamboo or plastic needles
•    7 – 8 ounces/320-380 yards heavy worsted wool yarn
•    Learn To Knit Scarf pattern, ©2000 Countrywool: $4.00
•    cable stitch holder; darning needle, 6 ring markers; crochet hook E, F or G; gauge ruler
•    Materials packet with all of the above: $32




Spin A Yarn:      Sunday, November 15             5-8 PM  
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!
Classes are held in conjunction with Columbia-Greene Community College but take place at Countrywool.
Preregistration required at CGCC (518)828-4181, ext 3341. 
The fee is 39.00.

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. All items will be available for purchase: drop spindle: $25; wool top: $9.50


DECEMBER


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