Everything outside is so GREEN! June is
amazing, and this year with all the rain we have had,
things are growing in ways not seen for a while. It is
We are also seeing NEW BABIES pop up everywhere, and
there have been a
number of free baby knitting patterns published on our
including the baby blanket shown above (pattern
link at the bottom of this page).
Knitting for the wee set is always a delight, so as you
put together some handwork projects for the summer,
dig through your stash to see what lovely yarns
you have that would be soft and pretty on a young one.
We LOVE SIMPLICITY
for its machine wash and dry care, as well as ULTRA WOOL
June is BABY MONTH
and if you mention that before you check out,
you'll get 20% off your purchase
of those 2 yarns til June 29
Have you always wanted to knit beautifully colored Fair
Isle patterns, but didn't know how to handle
two yarns at the same time? Do we have a class for YOU!
Learn to knit with both colors in one hand,
or in 2 hands, with nary a twist/tangle/confusion
Have you always wanted to make socks, but were afraid of
the heel? The toe?
We will be tackling socks this summer in a
with a class once a month, so you can take your time.
Want to do both at the same time?
needed for this class:
- 1 skein
each..Durasport and Mini Mochi
- One set (of 4) each of #2 and
(or #1 and #3 if you knit loosely like
me) double pointed
- 2 clipping
leave your name
summer sock classes
to work with 2 colors in the stranded, Fair
Isle tradition using just 2 yarns, one of
which is hand painted in long color repeats.
If you are new to making socks, this class
is PERFECT for you. Socks are a great summer
Free Countrywool original sock pattern for
those who attend this FREE CLASS.
This summer why not spend some time making a lace wrap
that is SO versatile,
it can dress you up, comfort you in chilly air
and be the ULTIMATE aid for a bride with the uncertainty
of weather on her special day.
4 Way Wrap
June 18 12:15 - 2:15
July 3 5:70 - 7:45
and leave your
name and email
Knit a stunning lace scarf that doubles as
a shawl and/or poncho. Learn Countrywool's
UNIQUE method of chart following! This
versatile summer weight shawl can be worn
4 ways and would make a bride more
5 sizes available
Materials needed for this class:
Class is FREE if materials are purchased at
Countrywool; otherwise $24 for both classes
payable at the first meeting.
yards dk weight yarn OR kid mohair and
fingering wool held together
- US #7 needles
- 10 buttons
- 12 different
colored clipping stitch markers
Sunday, June 25
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
held here at Countrywool, but registration
Preregistration required (518)828-4181, ext
3341. The fee is 39.00.
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. All items will be
available for purchase: drop spindle: $25;
wool top: $9.50
I am taking the summer off from knitting to protect my
hands, wrists and shoulders, (sadly aging does take a
toll on a 4 hours a day knitter...) but instead I will
be WEAVING. My focus is centered on my new-to-me 45"
HERALD LOOM, which lives in my dining room. For the last
14 years, I have woven on a great 4 shaft portable 24"
loom from ASHFORD,
which can rest on a table, or becomes a floor loom while
on it's stand
(pictured below), and folds up into a suitcase shape.
(I have decided to sell it so I can reinvest in a
second, bigger Ashford jack loom).
$1875 brand new, I am asking $1200.
It is all set up in the shop with a weaving project on
it, so come and try it out it you are interested.
patterns * FREE PATTERNS * free patterns
love free patterns and quick knit ideas,
you will find
Countrywool's daily post on Facebook
"LIKE" the page and
under that LIKE button, click on
to get the patterns
in your daily news
One of the first baby blankets I ever
knit was this pattern. Deceptively simple, it
looks complicated. I made it back when many
families were fund raising for the now
defunct, St. Mary's Academy's, annual
Christmas Bazaar in Hudson NY.
Good memories! It is GREAT fun to knit for
worthy causes, and even more fun to knit for
free pattern → http://www.ravelry.com/…/libr…/pastel-rainbow-baby-blanket-2