July 2018

countrywool news

shop hours:
Monday 5-8
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays: 10-3

Lazy, hot and humid summer days are s-l-o-w-i-n-g us down.
That's all right. But, if you get a hankering for some company while you knit,
we have a few classes happening this month in our air conditioned studio.
And watch this space for registration information about our FALL KNITTING RETREAT!
Save the dates:
the best of Elizabeth Zimmermann' s KNITTING WORKSHOP Retreat
Winter Clove Inn, Round Top, NY              November 17 & 18, 2018

Taking Our Time - Summer Knitting Class   
          Tuesdays         noon - 1 PM

Stymied by a pattern or are you a newer knitter and want private lessons? This time slot is dedicated TO YOU this summer. $20/hr. Call/text/email to register.

It looks like we will be tackling
STEEKING on Tuesday, July 10!

Materials needed for this class:
  • 600 yards sport weight yarn
  • 1 pair US #9 needles
  • 2 yards waste yarn
  • crochet hook E, F or G
  • 6 ring markers: 4 each of any color; 2 in different colors

Lace Knitting:
Old Shale Shawl

July 16, 23 & 30

6-8 PM

Learn to knit lace.
A traditional lace pattern will be taught
using an original COUNTRYWOOL design.
 Learn increasing and decreasing in pattern; provisional casting on; and sewn off binding off. Learn to read charts. 
If you can knit and purl and count, you can make this shawl!

Class is held here at Countrywool, but registration is with
Columbia-Greene Community College
Preregistration required (518)828-4181, ext 3341. 
The fee will be determined, but has been $50.

Full Moon Finish

A monthly clinic to help you sew up,
block and tidy your
knitting and crocheting

Sunday, July 29     
11 am-12 noon

Materials needed for this clinic:

•    your pattern
•    extra yarn
•    darning needles, scissor, pins, stitch holders, double pointed needles, crochet hook

I have a new pattern being tested on my needles, knit with my new favorite sock yarn, NORD.
Look for ICELANDIC SHEEP SOCKS to be published this fall...

free patterns * FREE PATTERNS * free patterns

If you love free patterns and quick knit ideas,
you will find Countrywool's daily post on
 the COUNTRYWOOLERS group on Facebook very useful. 
You'll need to join the group, then "LIKE" the page and under that LIKE button, click on "see first" to get the patterns in your daily news feed.

Knit and spin on!


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