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

Must be time to Zoom Knit SOCKS together
with friends of Countrywool
and here's hoping that by Fall 2021, we can get together in person


there are 1̶2̶ ,  ̶1̶1̶,  1̶0̶,  9̶,   ̶8̶,  ̶7̶,̶ ̶ ̶6̶,̶ ̶ ̶5̶ ,  ̶3̶,  2 available spots


Rip Van Winkle
Sock Knitting Month Long Marathon
 
This event is a NO JUDGMENT zone for knitters. Beginners and experienced knitters will
zoom-knit side by side and we'll all enjoy
 chatting with each other
during this weird pandemic time.

There will be a live camera for
instant knitting demos.


All registered knitters will receive the
weekly schedule and zoom room link
by email and get the opportunity
to meet 4 times (or more?) a week.

Sundays will kick off our marathon each week:
November 15, 22, 29 and December 6

Sundays at 2 PM
Mondays at 4 PM
Tuesdays at 2 PM
Thursdays at 6 PM 

Optional by group vote ???
Friday Night Adult Beverage Sip 'n Knit: 8 PM
Saturday Morning Coffee Sip 'n Knit: 8 AM


November 15 -
December 12
2020

Love to knit socks?
 Want to learn how?
Want to explore sock knitting techniques
 you haven't tried?
This might be THE
 knitting month of
 your dreams.


15 different techniques
are taught
 using 6 original COUNTRYWOOL patterns.
Start with the easiest
 and work yourself
 up to the complex
 OR bask in the
 simplicity of
Dutch Socks
the entire time.

Are you a tad competitive?
Want to become famous?


Prizes issued for the FIRST entire pair of socks, (including ALL ends darned in !!) completed each week.

To enter:
Send a picture of
those socks, 
both inside and outside,
by email

this page updated: November 13, 2020


  • Learn TWISTED GERMAN cast on
  • Learn SEWN BIND OFF
  • Learn FIGURE 8 CAST ON
  • Learn JUDY'S MAGIC CAST ON
  • Learn DUTCH HEEL
  • Learn PEASANT HEEL
  • Learn HEEL GUSSET
  • Learn NORWEGIAN PURL
  • Learn SHORT ROW HEEL
  • Learn STRANDED 2 COLOR KNITTING
  • Learn WEDGE TOE
  • Learn STAR TOE
  • Learn KNIT BACK BACKWARDS
  • Learn WRAPPED SHORT ROWS
  • Learn GERMAN SHORT ROWS



TOOLS TO HAVE HANDY
tape measure
ruler
darning needle
handitool or bamboo repair hook
locking clip stitch markers
very thin double pointed needles
point protectors
pencil (order a kit and get a FREE Countrywool one!)
your knitting notebook

Need notions?
Order from this page.

If you need needles, email from the link at the top of this page
and I'll check the stock.


11/15   Week 1 : Dutch & Peace Fleece Socks
11/22  Week 2: Thinner Beginner Socks & Sticks 'n Slants Socks
11/29  Week 3: Reindeer Socks
12/6    Week 4: Fireside Socks




11/15    Week 1


Dutch Socks

materials

  • Aran weight yarn
  • Double pointed needles US #5
  • US# 1-3 double pointed needle         (for heel pickup)
  • clipping stitch markers
  • darning needle
  • tape measure
Foot measurements
(within 1/4")
  • foot length (trace the outline of the foot on the floor)
  • TIGHT measure around the largest width
  • Desired sock height from the floor


Yarn Kits
will include
 a printed copy of the pattern
:
Order Here





shown in LAMB'S PRIDE

DUTCH SOCKS
12 sizes available

Great for around-the-house wearing,
these knit up quickly and are VERY stretchy.
We like them knit in these yarns:
Lamb's Pride
Lanaloft
Drops Big Delight

This sock includes the following:
  • top down knitting
  • double pointed needles knitting
  • German twisted cast on
  • heel flap style Dutch heel
  • heel gusset
  • star toe




11/15      Week 1

Peace Fleece Socks

materials

  • Aran weight yarn
  • 32" or longer Addi Turbo US #8
  • 32" or longer US #5 OR 6 OR 7
  • 1 yard waste yarn per sock
  • at least 4 clipping stitch markers
  • darning needle
Foot measurements
(see DUTCH socks above)


Yarn Kits
will include
 a printed copy of the pattern
:
Order Here


shown in PEACE FLEECE

PEACE FLEECE SOCKS
12 sizes available
Lamb's Pride
Lanaloft
Drops Big Delight
3 Peace Fleece Kits
  • toe up knitting
  • magic loop knitting
  • figure 8 OR Judy's magic cast on
  • peasant heel
  • sewn off binding off


11/22      Week 2
Beginner Thinner
Socks

materials

  • sock weight yarn
  • 32" or longer Addi Turbo US #0 and US# 1-2
OR
  • 9-12" circular needles  US #0 AND 1-2
OR
  • 2 - 24" circular needles US #0 AND 1-2
OR
  • double pointed needles US #0 AND 1-2
  • at least 4 clipping stitch markers
  • darning needle
Foot measurements
(see DUTCH socks above)

Yarn Kits
will include
 a printed copy of the pattern
:
Order Here


shown in BEARFOOT Turtle Lake

BEGINNER THINNER SOCKS
12 sizes available

Bearfoot
Drops Delight
Nord
Fabel


Techniques available in the pattern
  • double pointed needles OR
  • short circulars OR
  • 2 circulars OR
  • magic loop OR
  •  2 at-a-time magic loop knitting
  • top down knitting
  • short row heel
  • wrapped short rows
  • wedge toe
  • grafting/Kitchener stitch toe



11/22      Week 2

Sticks 'n Slants Socks

materials

  • Sport weight yarn
  • double pointed needles  US #3 or 4 for stranded gauge & US #2 for foot
  • 2 different colors clipping stitch markers
  • darning needle
Foot measurements
(see DUTCH socks above)




Yarn Kits
will include
 a printed copy of the pattern:
Order Here
STICKS 'N SLANTS SOCKS
4 sizes available

Durasport
AND

Drops Delight  or  Bearfoot  or
Fabel  or   Nord
  • top down knitting
  • stranded knitting
  • chart following
  • heel flap style Dutch heel
  • star toe


11/29      Week 3
 
Reindeer Socks
have become synonymous
with Rip Van Winkle
knitting retreats.
New to you?
Make them THIS year,
wear them next year
AT the retreat.

materials

  • DK weight yarn
  • US #4 or 5  &                        US #2 or 3  needles
  • 2 different colors clipping stitch markers
  • darning needle
Foot measurements
(see DUTCH socks above)

Yarn Kits
will include
 a printed copy of the pattern:
Order Here

REINDEER SOCKS
9 sizes available

Navia Sock
  • top down knitting
  • stranded knitting
  • chart following
  • wrapped short row heel
  • knitting back backwards
  • wedge toe
  • grafting/Kitchener stitch


12/6      Week 4 
Fireside Socks

materials

  • aran weight yarn
  • US#6 or 7  &                        US #4 or 5 needles
  • 2 different colors clipping stitch markers
  • darning needle
Foot measurements
(see DUTCH socks above)


Yarn Kits
will include
 a printed copy of the pattern:
Order Here




FIRESIDE SOCKS
  4 teen/adult sizes available

Lamb's Pride
Lanaloft
Drops Big Delight
  • top down knitting
  • stranded knitting
  • chart following
  • German short row heel
  • knitting back backwards
  • wedge toe
  • grafting/Kitchener stitch


Money, money, MONEY...
This pandemic sure has put a crimp into doing business,
and in getting a paycheck,
let alone keeping us from safely getting together.
Let's see how many ways we can arrange this so all can participate...
Sign up for the zoom knit meetups and
receive the patterns as free downloads through Ravelry.
There you can store them indefinitely
until you are ready to use them.

Want to send a check instead?
Let me know by emailing from the link at the top of this page and I'll pencil you in:
Countrywool   59 Spring Road   Hudson NY 12534

All 4 weeks - includes all 6 patterns
$85.00


One week (includes pattern(s) for that week only)
Choose week 1 or 2 or 3 or 4
$ 35.00
Options



refund policy details...
  • IF Countrywool cancels the Sock Marathon, full money refunds will be made
  • If student needs to cancel
    • no credits issued until after week 1
    • on/before 11/21/2020: a shop credit for 1/2 the amount will be issued.
    • on/before 11/28/20: a shop credit for 1/3 the amount will be issued.
    • on/before 12/5/20: shop credit for 1/4 of the amount will be issued.


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