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spring and summer hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 10-3
Happy spring! Happy
These crisp days with low humidity can
be cold in the morning, and on my way to yoga
I find wearing this shawl a perfect solution. Knit
in the round from the center out, this is a
simple(!) 4 row repeat, 3 rows of them being
If you are interested in making one,
stop by on a Sunday and I'll help you start it.
(You'll need to bring, or purchase an F crochet
and double pointed needles #8
for EMILY OCKER'S CIRCULAR CAST ON,
and 2 skeins of ULTRA
Countrywool's annual Spring Knitting Retreat at
Cape Ann was a relaxing and inspirational weekend
for us all last month. We will head out in mid
November for the Fall Knitting Retreat at
Winterclove Inn in Round Top, NY to play with
Elizabeth Zimmermann inspired knitting projects.
We will spend time learning various ways to do
short rows; a moebius cast on; Emily Ocker's
circular cast on; and I-cord edging. And we'll
tackle her classic Rib Warmer, which I wear alot
in the shop and has elicited many comments. Now
you can figure one out, too!
Ready for the
hand spinning event of the year? Countrywool
will be sponsoring a SPINZILLA team in
Sign ups start in June. Save the dates! Join
TEAM COUNTRYWOOL as we spin as many hours as
we can that week, totaling up the yards we
make and entering our collective results to
the national contest.
Need some inspiration to get back into it?
Would you enjoy a summer through fall
knitting class? The cowl above is step one
in planning the perfect colors for a well
fitting fair isle sweater. Pictured is the
Winter colorway, and the Spring colorway
will be done later this month...watch this
space in early June.
Class is filling up...we have 4 chairs
Drop me an e-mail or stop by
if you are interested in coming.
Looking for the perfect cotton tee? How
about this one?
We'll have a class for this sweater as well.
Knit seamlessly from the top down in
cotton and cashmere yarn(!). Soft and
Want to help the homeless?
Like company while you knit? The
NEIGHBORHOOD KNITTERS are meeting
once a month this spring/summer.
→ 4th Wednesdays at the
Claverack Library, 1 - 3 PM
For afghan work: crochet hook #F
and/or pair of #7-8 needles. Patterns
yarn will be provided,
or bring your tried-and-true
Want to get a reminder when we
NY KNITTING and FIBER CIRCLE
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