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)




   APRIL

KNITTING BETTER WORKSHOP: Sunday, April 13, 11 am - 1pm. Want to learn to knit? Knit BETTER? Learn ALL the basics, tricks and techniques we have accumulated from 50 years of knitting and 30 years of garment design and teaching. Come to just a few classes or all of them.
Materials needed: Class 5: CIRCULAR SAMPLER: 16" circular needle # 6, 7 or 8
                                                                               4 oz/100 gram skein LAMB'S PRIDE WORSTED, LANALOFT WORSTED, or PEACE FLEECE WORSTED
                                                                               2 ring markers; 2 clip markers
                                                                               2 point protectors
                                                                                knitting gauge ruler
                                                                               knitting notebook -  for taking notes, listing projects AND adding hand outs to
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KNITTING BETTER WORKSHOP: Sunday, April 27, 11 am - 1pm. Want to learn to knit? Knit BETTER? Learn ALL the basics, tricks and techniques we have accumulated from 50 years of knitting and 30 years of garment design and teaching. Come to just a few classes or all of them.
Materials needed: Class 6: CIRCULAR SAMPLER: 16" circular needle # 6, 7 or 8
                                                                               4 oz/100 gram skein LAMB'S PRIDE WORSTED, LANALOFT WORSTED, or PEACE FLEECE WORSTED
                                                                               2 ring markers; 2 clip markers
                                                                               2 point protectors
                                                                                knitting gauge ruler
                                                                               knitting notebook -  for taking notes, listing projects AND adding hand outs to
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   MAY


KNIT A LACE SHAWL FOR SUMMER: Sunday, May 18 and June 15, 11 am - 2 pm. Join the ranks of knitters who LOVE creating the beauty of lace. Summer is an especially good time to relax with your knitting and reenergize.  Learn some easy techniques for keeping track of complicated lace patterns, or try our too-simple-to-be-true OLD SHALE pattern while making a summer wrap.  Make a circular shawl or a simpler rectangular shape. $36 + materials.
Come and shop before class, or order a yarn kit when you sign up!
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OLD SHALE SHAWL

1 skein ULTRA ALPACA FINE (100 grams/433 yards)
1 pair #6-7 needles  (or size to obtain gauge)
darning needle
2 different color locking ring markers
2 yards waste cotton yarn for cast on
4 ring markers

turquoise             white         pea soup            peat

SPIRAL SHAWL

2 skeins ULTRA ALPACA FINE (100 grams/433 yards)
Needles:  US# 6-8 (or size to achieve gauge)
    16” long circular
    24” or longer circular
    double points (any size US# 5-8 or larger)
20 Markers (use to separate stitch repeats)
F or G crochet hook



DYEING FLEECE AND FIBER:  Saturday, May 31 at Columbia-Greene Community College: 10 - 1pm.  Call (518)828-4181 to sign up. $36.


 JUNE



JULY

HANDSEWN POTHOLDERS: Log Cabin.  Sunday, July 27,  10 am - 1 pm. 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. $25. 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

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