July 2017
countrywool news

Too hot to knit? Well, it's not too hot to SHOP
 at our 4th of July Clearance SALE on yarn,
all our fabric, sewing notions and kits.
→ SUNDAY, JULY 2, 10-3 PM
→ MONDAY, JULY 3, 5-8 PM
→ TUESDAY, JULY 4, 10-3 PM

Save 50% on all clearance yarn: Heilo, Baby Ull, Loden,
Indulgence, Naturespun Fingering

Save 50% on all clearance SEWING NOTIONS, FABRIC and COTTON FLOSS

Save 25% on all KITS
(4% charged for credit cards used at this discount level...checks or cash welcome for full discount!)

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

new pattern * NEW PATTERN * new pattern

NEW PATTERN ! The Bloman Faroe Sweater pattern has been in the works for almost 5 years.
Getting it test knit, and then polished, took longer than anticipated, but now it is ready.
If you love traditional ethnic stitch patterns, there are two from the Faroe Islands on this sweater.
The seamless, bottom up pattern starts with the sleeves, which are the gauge swatch,
allowing then for PERFECT fit with the least amount of time involved.

 NEW AND ON-GOING CLASSES * new and on-going classes

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 of yarn. 
Have you always wanted to make socks, but were afraid of the heel? The toe?
We will be tackling socks this summer in a l-e-i-s-u-r-e-l-y manner
with a class once a month, so you can take your time.
Want to do both at the same time?
Materials needed for this class:
  • 1 skein each..Durasport and Mini Mochi
  • One set (of 4) each of #2 and #4          (or #1 and #3 if you knit loosely like me)     double pointed needles
  • 2 clipping stitch markers

Call and leave your name and email
to register:

All about
color &
stranded knitting

JULY 9     12 noon - 2
(more free
summer sock classes
 to follow)

Learn 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 project!

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 conditioning,
and be the ULTIMATE aid for a bride with the uncertainty of weather on her special day.
lace knitting
4 Way Wrap

July 3    5:30 - 7:45

Call and leave your name and email
to register:

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 stunning.
5 sizes available
Materials needed for this class:
  • 900-1400 yards dk weight yarn OR kid mohair and fingering wool held together
  • US #7 needles
  • 10 buttons
  • 12 different colored clipping stitch markers
Class is FREE if materials are purchased at Countrywool; otherwise $12 for this session.

Using safe acid dyes,
vinegar and soap,
learn to dye and
hand paint wool yarn.

Handouts supplied.
Hand Painting Yarn:  to be held at
Columbia-Greene Community College:
Saturday, July 22, 12-3 PM        
  • Materials needed for this class:
  • Undyed yarn wound into hanks – 3 -4 oz skeins (available for purchase @ $6.00 each)
  • 5 gallon bucket
  • 3 packages acid dye (available for purchase @ $5.00 each)
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup liquid soap detergent (ajax, dawn, joy, etc)
  • rubber gloves
  • 1 box plastic wrap (glad wrap, saran wrap, etc)
  • 3 – one gallon sized zip loc bags
  • 3 small (2-4 oz) jars with tight fitting lids, suitable for shaking water without leaking
  • plastic table cloth or sheeting to work on

free patterns * FREE PATTERNS * free patterns

If you love free patterns and quick knit ideas,
you will find Countrywool's daily post on Facebook very useful. 
"LIKE" the page and under that LIKE button, click on
"see first"

to get the patterns in your daily news

Next week will see our NEIGHBORHOOD KNITTERS gathering with local crafters who meet at the Claverack Free Library to knit and crochet on the front lawn of the library every Wednesday evening at 6:30. This weekly event will provide ideas, free patterns, free yarn, technique explanations and demonstrations. One of the charity projects we will tackle, to be donated to the homeless/needy folks who visit the soup kitchen at The Salvation Army of Hudson, NY, is the TESSELLATED FISH AFGHAN. Come learn to knit a fish on July 5!

Happy summer! Enjoy yourself :)

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