Supplies List for

Rip Van Winkle THE BEST OF ELIZABETH ZIMMERMANN Knitting Retreat
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 17, 18 and 19, 2017




The BEST things you can bring with you are your finished projects.
We all learn SO MUCH from each other at the retreats, and many times
folks find inspiration for their next knitting project in YOUR knitting bag,
so please bring LOTS for show and tell on FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
There is WIFI at WINTER CLOVE INN, so bring your laptops/ipads/mobile-gadgets with you so we can
play a little bit on RAVELRY and FACEBOOK and get to know their knitting communities better.

Please note: you may bring your own yarns and tools to this retreat.
There will be needles, yarns, gadgets, and books there for sale, but if you are supplied already
with what you NEED, then you won't have to buy it.
Noted below each project are the yarns in stock at Countrywool that will work.

There will be at least 6 different carefully selected-for-color kits
for each project at the retreat when you get there.
Payment options: cash, check and credit card.

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The Very Warm Hat
 


A copy of KNITTING AROUND: Knitting Without a License
               by Elizabeth Zimmermann

US #5-6 needle circular 16" and set of 4 or 5 double pointed needles
            (bring sizes you own from US #4- US #8 JUST IN CASE)
1 skein each of 2 contrasting colors
             Cascade 220 WOOL or Berroco ULTRA WOOL or similar
             (worsted weight: 100 grams/220 yards)
1 ring marker
Darning needle




The Fair Isle Yoke Sweater


A copy of KNITTING AROUND: Knitting Without a License
               by Elizabeth Zimmermann OR

The entire sweater will be plotted and we'll start knitting the sleeve at the retreat. Make the sleeve in a solid color (easier - at left) or practice STRANDED KNITTING and insert a color chart (fun! - at right). Knitter's choice!
FREE follow up classes will be offered at Countrywool once a month.

For the sleeve:
Gauge ruler and calculator
Needles - Knitter's Choice of US #2- #6. Ribbing is worked in needles 2 sizes   
                  smaller than the ones used for the sleeve (and sweater body).    
                  Commonly used sizes for sport weight wool would be #5 for the sleeve
                  and #3 for the ribbing.
                                      in all these lengths...
                                      1 set double pointed + 1 set 2 sizes smaller
                                      circular 16 in larger size
Yarn options: sport weight wools: 100 grams/4 oz Main Color and
                                      4 skeins of different contrasting colors for pattern work that   
                                      will match the yoke
           Ultra Alpaca Light  (50 grams/144 yards) and/or
           Peace Fleece Sport (4 oz/350 yards)
           Cascade 220 sport 950 grams/164 yards) and/or
           Plymouth Galway Sport (50 grams/151 yards) and/or
           Brown Sheep Lanaloft Sport (50 grams/145 yards)
Markers - over 20 if you like to separate color stitch repeats
                                     

For the rest of the sweater:
Needles - Knitter's Choice of US #2- #6 as for sleeve
                                      in all these lengths...
                                      1 set double pointed needles in both sizes
                                      circular 16 in both sizes
                                      circular 24" in both sizes
                              Markers - over 20 if you like to separate stitch repeats
                              F or G crochet hook
                              Darning needle
                              8 - 16 oz  (200-500 grams) sport weight yarn 
                                                                                


I Cord MiniPotholders

A copy of KNITTING AROUND: Knitting Without a License
               by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Needles - 1 set double pointed US #5-9 to match yarn
                   F or G crochet hook
                   Darning needle
                   1 oz  worsted weight yarn                                                                     

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