Countrywool of Hudson, N.Y. has joined forces with Columbia-Greene Community College to offer a one-day knitting class on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Countrywool.
For those new to the craft, this class will teach you the basics of knitting with soft and renewable wool yarn. Topics to be covered include casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, garter stitch, seed stitch, ribbing stitch, cable stitch, joining yarn, and casting off. Continental, English or American knitting will be taught with full support for right- or left-handed knitters. A five-foot scarf with all pattern stitches represented will be the class project.
The materials needed for this class are:
- One pair US#9 or 10 bamboo or plastic needles
- 7-8 ounces/320-380 yards heavy worsted wool yarn
- Learn to Knit Scarf pattern, © 2000 Countrywool: $4
- Cable stitch holder; darning needle, 6 ring markers, Crochet hook E, F, or G, and a gauge ruler
- Materials packet with all of the above: $32.
Instructor Claudia Krisniski, owner of Countrywool, has been teaching facets of the fiber arts for more than 30 years. Her knitting patterns and spinning techniques are published in Knitting for Peace, Knitters Stash, and her 2008 booklet, Knitter’s Stretch,supports achieving muscle balance after hours of fiber work. Using fibers grown and processed in the Hudson Valley, she is dedicated to enhancing the local fiber community’s health and productivity. The class will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on January 27; in addition to the $32 materials packet, the course fee is $36. For more information, contact the office of Community Services at (518) 828-4181, ext. 3342, or firstname.lastname@example.org.