Welcome to the 20th

Cape Ann Knitting Retreat
Our first ever VIRTUAL RETREAT!
sponsored by COUNTRYWOOL

updated April 2, 2020

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saturday & sunday
April 4 & 5, 2020

ON LINE through ZOOM

9 - 5 pm
each day

7 Seamless sweater, hat  and pointless glove designs are all included

Come and knit, safely at home,
but with us for 2 glorious days .

We will explore traditional Icelandic stranded 
sweater and and hat designs
 long practiced by North Atlantic knitting communities.

Spend time chatting, knitting, relaxing
and learning with others in a supportive atmosphere.

  • history and patterns of Icelandic knitting
  • contemporary and traditional designs
  • 2 handed color stranded knitting
  • magic loop, double point & two circular needle techniques
  • designing your own Icelandic yoke pattern

How will this work?   Well, we think :)
We have been gathering on ZOOM , a virtual meeting place on the internet, for 2 weeks now for Knit Nite and it is not difficult to use. You will need a  laptop or ipad or smart phone or desktop computer that has a webcam.  Sign in instructions will be sent to you after your registration is received OR after you tell us a check has been mailed.  The instructions you receive will have the program install itself on your computer...just do what it tells you.
We will host a VIRTUAL Friday Nite Wine/Beer party the night before the retreat so we can all play with the controls and figure them out together.

You will receive the Icelandic Retreat pattern of your choice directly by email, or as a PDF download from the internet before we start,  and all the other patterns as time allows. (if you are on Ravelry, this is simple, but  they can be sent to you by email as well).

Our Retreat Meeting Room will be open for the days of our retreat and you may come and go as you please. There is an agenda that will be followed that will cover topics listed on this website, and it will be altered to match this particular group's interest JUST like our in-person retreats.

Yarns? Virtual shopping is fun, but it does not put yarn in your hand for a while. I suggest you find the closest thing in your stash to match what we are using, and knit along for the discovery of the techniques. Are you near Countrywool? We are offering single in-person shopping any day with an appointment. We can also ship. If you get your order in by Tuesday night it should be in your hands by Saturday with Priority Mail.  So, check out the SUPPLIES NEEDED link below and ponder what you have.

Icelandic Flecks Hat
bulky weight yarn

Icelandic Hygge Hats
aran weight yarn

Icelandic Hygge Sweater Aran weight
Icelandic Hygge Sweater (4 color) Aran weight
Countrywool Icelandic Hygge Sweater
Icelandic Hygge Pointless Gloves
aran weight yarn

Steffa's Icelandic Vest
bulky weight yarn

Icelandic Flecks and Diamonds Sweater
bulky weight yarn


Save the dates!    April 4 & 5, 2020
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Pay for the classes both days and all patterns

Pay on-line with a credit card (below),
or send a check (which is preferred as there are no fees!)
 to: Countrywool, 59 Spring Road, Hudson NY 12534

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2020 Countrywool Weekend Retreats

Cape Ann Icelandic Designs VIRTUAL Knitting Retreat
      April  4 & 5, 2020

save the dates! We can hope!
Rip Van Winkle Knitting Retreat
Round Top, NY      November 20, 21 & 22, 2020
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