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)



NOVEMBER


Rip Van Winkle SOCK KNITTING RETREAT
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November 7, 8 and 9
in the Catskill Mountains
Winter Clove Inn, Round Top NY

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


FALL RESCUE KNITTING:
An Aran Sweater
2nd and 4th Sundays
November 16 & 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 :)

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knit christmas stockings at countrywool
Stranded Christmas Stockings
Mondays
November 10 and 24
6-8 pm
OR
Thursdays
November 13 and 20
1- 3 pm


Learn:
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

$30
Pattern with 4 stockings provided at class



TUESDAY SPINNING


Tuesday
November 25
10 - 1 pm

Need to learn the basics? 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? 
All skill levels welcome.
One wheel available to rent for class. Fibers extra.
Drop spindlers welcome!


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DECEMBER


Mittens
Thursdays
December 4 & 11
1-3 pm


Learn:
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


EASY MITTENS

countrywool nordic mittens 
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 afternoon and pick up some tips, supplies to 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! 

EASY MITTENS
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
          needles
1 ring marker, 1 clip marker,
2 mini (1 ¾ “ ) stitch holders per mitten
a ruler and darning needle


NORDIC MITTENS
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!




JANUARY


Knitting A Scarf With Wool:     Saturday January 24   10–1 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 will be held at CGCC.  
# of students: no more than 6

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


FEBRUARY

Spin A Yarn      Saturday, February 7,   10-1 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!
# of students: no more than 6

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



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