The leaves  are rustling, jack-o-lanterns appear on doorsteps
and longer nights beckon to a new project.

Must be time for a weekend get together to knit
with friends of Countrywool
at the Winter Clove Inn, Round Top, NY.

Rip Van Winkle Fall Weekend Knitting Retreat
The Best Of Elizabeth Zimmermann
  November 17, 18 & 19, 2017
  • starting Friday 2:30 pm
  • ending Sunday 11:00 am

Love to knit? Need to leave the fast paced world behind for a bit and collect yourself? Want to see and be with knitters who LOVE what they do?  Need to broaden your horizons and try a few new knitting techniques?   We will explore the works of Elizabeth Zimmermann and play with 3 of her designs from KNITTING AROUND.  Don't own the book? Order one at the left and it will be at the retreat waiting for you. This event is a NO JUDGMENT zone. Beginners and experienced knitters will work side by side enjoying themselves.


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this page updated: August 14, 2017

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Bring supplies from home or shop while you are there!
Kits showcasing the retreat projects will be available.

  Project details and supplies

The I cord sampler

The Fair Isle Yoke Sweater
how to design your own!

The Very Warm Hatt Hat

Bring these projects for a round table discussion...
Bog Jacket
Pi Are Square Shawl
Moccasin Socks
Moebius Scarf
Moebius Jacket

                                           November 17, 18 & 19, 2017

Register and arrange for your room and meals at the hotel.
              $ 230 (+ taxes/tips) for 2 nights and 6 meals  
                contact the Winter Clove Inn)
3 a.                       If this is your FIRST TIME at a Countrywool retreat,
register for your classes HERE...$ 175.00
3 b.                          If you are a returning retreater, welcome back!.
Register HERE...$ 125.00

refund policy details...
  • IF Countrywool cancels the weekend, full money refunds will be made
  • If student needs to cancel
    • on before October 15, 2017: a shop credit for the full amount will be issued.
    • October 16 - October 31: a shop credit for 1/2 the amount will be issued.
    • November 1 and later: shop credit for 1/4 of the amount will be issued.

2018 Countrywool Weekend Retreats 

The Won Dharma Center SOCK Knitting and Stretch Retreat
Claverack, NY     February 8, 9 & 10, 2018

Cape Ann  Entrelac Knitting Retreat

Long Beach, Rockport, MA    April  7 & 8,  2018

Summer Spinning and Knitting in the Berkshires
Becket, MA    June 16 & 17, 2018


Round Top, NY     save the dates...November 16, 17 and 18!
watch FACEBOOK and COUNTRYWOOL NEWS pages for the latest info

Knitter's Stretch Book

Hand Balm
Yarns  Spinning Wheels & Fibers