January 2108
countrywool news

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

The new year has brought unprecedented cold to our area, and serious sweater knitting is taking place wherever I look. Shoppers I have not seen in years have stopped by.
Two of the most popular patterns being sold are the easiest to make and wear,
and are available as an on-line download so you can start TODAY.

If you want a FUN knit (sideways, modular and seamless (!),
and a stylish draping cardigan/shrug that does not close,
I have been living in AVONIA, which is a free pattern on Ravelry. There are 3 kits for it left,
featuring LODEN, (main color pictured below) which is a soft wool blend tweed.



Winter is a time to slow down and take care of yourself.
Treat yourself to a soul satisfying few days at the The Won Dharma Center
in Claverack NY, where courtesy, comfort and beauty is their way of life.
  February 8, 9 & 10, 2018,  is our  SOCK & STRETCH RETREAT
Play with yoga, (our yoga teachers are knitters), and meditation
while you dabble with sock knitting techniques.
(If you are thinking of coming, let me know by January 31 so I can get your materials ready!)

 CHARITY KNITTING * * * charity crocheting

Want to help the homeless and the needy? 
Like company while you work?

twice each month this winter.

→ Thursday February FEBRUARY 15 at Countrywool, 1-3 PM
→  Wednesday JANUARY 24 at the Claverack Library, 1 - 3 PM 

What to bring with you?  
Mittens: #8 or 9 double pointed needles  (or a LONG 32" circular for magic loop)
Hats:  #9 - 16" circular (and double points to close top)
Scarves: #9 needles any length
Afghans: crochet hook #G-H and scissors and/or pair of #10-10.5 knitting needles

Patterns and wool yarn will be provided, or bring your tried-and-true favorites. Want to get a reminder when we meet?

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. 
"LIKE" the page and under that LIKE button,
click on "see first"
to get the patterns in your daily news feed.

Keep warm and knit on!

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