mid May 2016
Countrywool News

  spring and summer hours
Monday 5-8
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday  10-3

Happy spring!  Happy spring!
These crisp days with low humidity can
be cold in the morning, and on my way to yoga class
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 knit. 
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 hook
and double pointed needles #8
and 2 skeins of ULTRA ALPACA FINE)

You can purchase the pattern here:

Countrywool Spiral Shawl

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 October.
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?

Sundays  11-2
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11

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 left.
 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 lovely.
Sundays  11-2
June 26
July 24
August 28
September 25

Want to help the homeless?  Like company while you knit?

once a month this spring/summer.

→  4th Wednesdays at the Claverack Library, 1 - 3 PM (afghan work)

For afghan work: crochet hook #F and scissors
and/or pair of #7-8 needles.

Patterns and yarn will be provided,
or bring your tried-and-true favorites.

Want to get a reminder when we meet?

If you love free patterns and quick knit ideas,
you will find Countrywool's daily post on Facebook very useful. 
"LIKE" the page to get the patterns in your daily news feed.

Happy springlate winter!

Miss our last newsletter? It is here