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)



JUNE

Knit in Public Day on the lawn at the CLAVERACK LIBRARY, intersection RTS 9H and 23.
Saturday, June 13 at 10 am.
Bring a chair, your knitting and a smile!


JUNE 14
Kick off for HUDSON VALLEY YARN SHOP CRUISE
.


JULY

SUMMER SOCK MARATHON

MONDAYS in July and August
6 - 8 PM

$15 a week
OR
Sign up with a buddy and you each receive 
9  Mondays for the price of 5!

When October knocks, we'll be reaching for something warm for our feet. Take the time this summer to knit up and stock up your sock drawer. Think about your gift list this holiday season...your favorite people will adore you when they receive hand knit Fireside Socks, using all your leftovers to create one-of-a-kind footwear.
We'll tackle finely knit socks, and thicker ones that are great around the house and in boots. Top down socks, toe up socks, short row heels, gusset heels, wedge toes, star toes and everything in between. Be part of a vibrant group of knitters who will explore knitting fearlessly while hiding from the heat on Monday nights! Beginners MOST welcome, as are accomplished knitters who want a challenge. There will be help available between classes. Make this the summer that you figure out why so many knitters LOVE to make socks.

Bring supplies from home or take advantage of a 15% discount on materials
when you shop during class.
Amount
Beginner Thinner Socks - top down
July 6 & 13

learn any needle(s) variation below
  • double pointed needles
  • one LONG circular needle
  • two socks on one LONG circular needle
  • 2 circular needles
  • short circular needle
and
  • long tail OR German cast on
  • short row heel - wrap and turn
  • wedge toe
  • kitchener stitch
materials needed:

Needles size US #0 & 1  - bring
    what you have -  all lengths available
    for purchase if you need them

Markers (clipping markers suggested)
    in at least 3 different colors
Darning Needle

sock/fingering weight yarn: kids' need 50 grams, mens' need 150 grams

  • Bearfoot
  • Ultra Alpaca Fine
  • Mini Mochi
  • Sterling Sock
  • Durasport
12 shoe sizes available




Straight Up Socks - toe up
July 20 & 27

with guest teacher
Alane Mazzacano

learn
  • 2 circular needles
  • Judy's Magic Cast On
  • right lifted Increases
  • left lifted Increases
  • heel gusset and turn
  • Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

materials needed:
Addi Circular Sock Rocket    
    Needles 24" sizes US# 0 & 1  Markers
(clipping markers suggested) Darning Needle

sized for YOUR foot

100 grams sock/fingering weight yarn  

  • Bearfoot
  • Ultra Alpaca Fine
  • Mini Mochi
  • Sterling Sock
  • Durasport

Sheepy Socks - top down
August 3 & 10

use any needle style -
circular or double points
  • no tangle stranded knitting
    • 2 colors in left hand OR
    • 2 colors in right hand OR
    • one color in each hand
  • knitting from charts
  • short row heel
  • wedge toe
  • kitchener stitch
  • duplicate stitch
materials needed:
Needles - US # 4 & 6
Addi Circular Turbo 12" or
                                    32"/40"
       OR

Crystal Palace bamboo        
       double points
Markers
(clipping markers suggested)
Darning Needle

4 sizes available

100 grams worsted weight yarn  

  • HEILO wool - 2-4 skeins main color
    •  1 skein contrasting color
    • 10 yards each 2 more contrasting colors
OR
  • SIMPLICITY wool blend (machine wash & dry) 2-4 skeins main color
    •  1 skein contrasting color
    • 10 yards each 2 more contrasting colors

Once you've mastered sock knitting basics,
try adding color work






Fireside/Kidz Socks - top down
August 17 & 24

use any needle style -
circular or double points
  • no tangle stranded knitting
  • knitting from charts
  • short row heel
  • jogless jog stripes
  • wedge toe
  • kitchener stitch
materials needed:
Needles - US #7
Addi Circular Turbo 12" or
                                    32"/40"
       OR

Crystal Palace bamboo        
       double points

Markers (clipping markers suggested) Darning Needle

1 adult size and

3 toddler/child

  3 - 6 oz  worsted weight yarn -
leftovers/scraps are PERFECT! 

  • LAMB'S PRIDE, LANALOFT or PEACE FLEECE worsted
    • 3 ounces main color
    • 1 ounce each 3 contrasting colors
OR
  • SIMPLICITY wool blend (machine wash & dry - use doubled) 2 skeins main color
    •  1 skein each 3 contrasting colors






FIRESIDE SOCKS





KIDZ SOCKS

Christmas Sock - top down
August 31

  • no tangle stranded knitting
  • knitting from charts
  • wedge 1/2 heel
  • wedge toe
  • kitchener stitch

materials needed:
Addi Circular 16" Turbo Needle
   size US # 7 or 8
Markers (clipping markers suggested)
Darning Needle

1 size
  3 - 6 oz  worsted weight yarn 
  • LAMB'S PRIDE, LANALOFT or PEACE FLEECE worsted
    • 1 skein Oatmeal, Medieval Red, Pine Tree



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. $39. Prepayment required.  Classes are held at Countrywool but preregistration required at Columbia-Greene Community College (518)828-4181, ext 3341.


  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


SPIN and DYE in AUGUST
Thursdays 10-1
$25 a week
or all 4 weeks for $75
(want to rent a spinning wheel? - check out that option)

Once you sign up, a supplies list will be sent to you

Amount

August 6 - Basic Hand Spinning I- using drop spindle OR wheel, learn to spin. Bring your own tools and 4 oz carded wool OR buy/rent what you need (2 wheels available for class use; drop spindles for sale)

August 13 - Basic Hand Spinning II. Learn to ply and finish the yarn you made last week.

August 20 - Fiber preparation . Learn to wash and card wool.

August 27 - Dyeing fiber or yarn. Bring 1# clean fiber or yarn to class for dyeing.



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 Knitting Retreat Countrywool Fall 2015
Rip Van Winkle WEE KNITS RETREAT
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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