Claudia Krisniski 
59 Spring Road  *  Hudson NY 12534

A knitting, pattern designing, sewing, quilting and spinning studio

Classes, Retreats and Gatherings

(there are new additions all the time, so check back frequently)


Summer Spinning Classes

July 14, July 28,
August 11 & August 25
6-8 pm

Need to learn it all?
Just rusty and need a refresher? This summer class covers all the basics for those who need it, and presents a challenge for a spinner who wants one. One wheel available to rent. Fibers extra. Drop spindlers welcome!


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




Summer Garden Knitting and Spinning Party
to celebrate the birthday of ELIZABETH ZIMMERMANN

Sunday, AUGUST 10

Bring a dish to share for lunch and spend some time chatting about the brilliance of Elizabeth Zimmermann. We'll share favorite knitting tips we learned from her!

coffee/tea/seltzer provided


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. Available for purchase: drop spindle: $35; local mohair/wool roving: $8)

September 20   8-11 AM

 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!


Call CGCC to register:
ext 3341



October 1 & 15
6-8 pm

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

countrywool easy mittens

countrywool 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 Wednesday evening knit and pick up some tips, supplies and 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! 

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

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!

Materials needed for this class:
  • 220 yards sport, worsted or bulky worsted weight yarns
  • One 16” circular needle in US #4, 5 or 6
  • One set of double pointed needles (4) to match the size used from above
  • 1 ring markers
  • Cable stitch holder
  • (all items will be available for purchase: yarn ($4-10); circular needle $18; cable stitch holder ($5), darning needle/12 ring markers $4)

Aran Knitting
October 26       11-2 PM

Learn to make romantic cabled knitting. Knit an original Countrywool pattern and learn ribbing; crossed cable; plait cable and spiral top decreasing.  Learn to knit seamlessly with NO finishing using a circular needle and double pointed needles. If you can knit and purl and count, you can make this hat! If you like the hat, there is a matching sweater pattern.


Call CGCC to register:
ext 3341


November 7, 8 and 9
in the Catskill Mountains
Winter Clove Inn, Round Top NY

save the date and watch this space...registrations open September 15

countrywool sock retreat

knit christmas stockings at countrywool
Stranded Christmas Stockings
November 10 and 24
6-8 pm

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

Pattern with 4 stockings provided at class

Knitter's Stretch Book

Hand Balm
Yarn & Needles Spinning Wheels & Fibers