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


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

An Aran Sweater

(mostly) 1st Sundays   11-2 PM
December 4
January 8
February 5
March 5     

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 :)
First Time Coming To This Class - $88
Coming Back (bring your pattern) - $80






countrywool stuffed mittens
Coffee and tea will be served.
Leftover holiday snacks welcome!

Stuffed and Thrummed Mittens:  
Saturday,  December 31   12-3 PM
follow up class included
                                              
For over a hundred years, seafaring folks have knitted mittens with fleece "innards". This class will show you how it WAS done, and how using fleece differently might be another way to achieve the same goal: super warm mittens.

Materials needed for this class:
  • 100 grams/4 oz worsted weight wool
    • (Lanaloft, Lamb's Pride, Peace Fleece)
  • 2 oz clean wool roving or top
  • #4 and 6 double pointed needles
  • clipping ring marker
  • 2 mini stitch holders 
  • ruler
  • darning needle
All materials are available to purchase
Pattern is included with class fee of $29.00


JANUARY


Sheepy Socks:     Sunday,  January 15          11 AM - 2 PM
follow up class included
                                              
Socks for boots, socks for clogs, socks for added warmth in slippers, these easy-to-knit casual socks sporting sweet sheep gathered around your ankle are a joy to pull out of your drawer. Like to wear leggings? These are adorable peeking out of short boots or wool clogs.       

Materials needed for this class:
    Sheepy Socks pattern (included)
   #3 and #5 double pointed needles (or 32" circulars for magic loop)
    3 colors CASCADE 220 HEATHERS: 100 grams for socks, 40 yards each     ......sheep, sheep's faces
    1 skein TUFFY or SIMPLICITY for vines, flecking color
    clipping stitch markers

All materials are available to purchase
Pattern is included with class fee of $29.00




Spin A Yarn:     Saturday,  January 21          10 AM - 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!
Classes are held in the winter at Columbia-Greene Community College.
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


FEBRUARY


Knitting A Scarf With Wool:     Saturday,  February 11          10 AM - 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 are held in the winter at Columbia-Greene Community College.
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



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