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)



DECEMBER





TUESDAY SPINNING


Tuesday
DECEMBER 9
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!


Amount






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!






DOUBLE KNIT SCARF


Sunday
DECEMBER 7
11 - 2 pm

Knitting a two sided scarf, with beautiful and soft rainbow dyed yarn on a pair of straight needles holds fascination for all knitters. DOUBLE KNITTING is a fun technique to add to your repertoire. Come and celebrate this holiday season at Countrywool knitting with kindred spirits. Christmas cookies will not be turned away!

Yarn: 2 - 50 gram skeins (195 yds)
         Mini Mochi in contrasting colors

Needles: 1 pair bamboo or wood, #4 or #5
1 clip marker
Choose your options



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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