August + Beyond

The heat may be getting to me… …how about you?? My projects have become smaller and smaller with lighter weight yarns and cool colors. Looking forward to the cool down, it’s a good time to learn new techniques or just brush up on them.  With holiday gift knitting pretty much upon us it’s a good idea to be prepared with new fun styles of knitting to make up quick and unique gifts.

  • Boyland Knitworks KAL – Every Monday, August – September, 5 – 8pm
    • Choose any Boyland Knitworks pattern that you would like to work on and join Diana and I at our Studio for an evening of socializing and knitting!!
    • Patterns can be found on the Boyland Knitworks website or Ravelry  

  • Mosaic 101 – August 3rd, 10am – 1pm  $25

  •  Using just one color of yarn per row and slipped stitches this is a simple yet entertaining form of colorwork; reading mosaic charts, stockinette and garter stitch
    • 2 colors of worsted weight yarn, 50 g each
    • size 8 circular needles
  • Colorwork Workshop – August 17th + 24th, 1 – 4pm  $50

  • This will be a rundown of the many forms of colorwork knitting, including:
    • stranded/ Fair Isle
    • Intarsia
    • double knitting
    • mosaic
    • duplicate stitch

    • Come prepared with the following materials:
      • 4 colors of worsted weight yarn, 25g each
      • size 8 circular needles
      • 4 bobbins (available for purchase in class)
      • blunt tip darning needle
      • finger yarn guide (available for purchase in class)
      • one 4″ stockinette swatch

Register Now!!

Call, text or email to reserve your spot:

  • 316.351.8515
  • firebrunetteknits@gmail.com

*Payment must be paid 7 days prior to the class date
*No refunds unless the class is canceled by the instructor

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Upcoming Picket Fence Classes

Call or Stop In To Register
316.558.8899


  • Beginning Hat
    Learn to knit in the round, work ribbing, use double point needles, basic decreases, and pattern reading
    Skills required: knit, purl, cast on
    • Beginner
    • 2 sessions, every 2 weeks
    • $25 + Supplies
    • Fridays, August 9th + 23rd, 3 – 5 pm

  • Geometree Mosaic Mittens
    Mosaic knitting makes quick and fun colorwork for these mittens. With an optional solid knit liner these would be perfect for our winters.
    Skills required: knit, purl, cast on, basic chart reading, basic mosaic a plus 
    • Intermediate
    • 3 sessions
    • $45 + Supplies
    • Aug 10, 17 and 31 from 10 am – 12 pm

  • Beginning Socks
    This one is coming up fast, but luckily we have plenty of great sock yarns + needles in stock. Plus, there is no prep work!
    Traditionally knit socks on double point needles using sock weight yarn, knit from the cuff down with a flap heel and wedge toe.
    Skills required: knit, purl, cast on
    • Beginner
    • 3 sessions, every 2 weeks
    • $45 + Supplies
    • Thursdays, August 1, 15th + 29th, 6 – 8 pm

  • Colorwork Stocking
    Make-It-Up

    Choose from multiple charts to create a custom stocking. 
    Traditionally knit stocking using as many, or as few as two, colors as you would like. Knit using worsted weight yarn, knit from the cuff down with an forethought heel and wedge toe.

  • Textured Stocking
    Make-It-Up

    Don’t want to work multiple yarns at the same time? Want a simple, classic stocking? 
    Traditionally knit stocking using simple knit and purl stitches, as many or as few colors as you would like. Knit using worsted weight yarn, knit from the cuff down with an forethought heel and wedge toe. Choose from multiple charts to create a custom stocking.

  • Buffalo Check Cowl
    • This is  a great, quick-knit gift
  • Learn to work double knitting in the round, read charts, 
    Skills required: knit, purl, basic chart reading
    • Advanced Beginner
    • $25 + Supplies
    • Saturday, October 12th 10 am – 2 pm

Fixing Mistakes Class at The Studio

July 20th, 10 am – 1 pm

CLASS DATE/TIME:
July 20th
10am – 1pm

No matter your skill level, we ALL make mistakes in our knitting.
The confidence that comes when you learn a few tricks to keep your knitting on track will astound you!
Mistakes help us work smarter, not harder. Don’t let mistakes hold you back,
come and let me build your confidence in your knitting skills, you can do it!

Skills required: Basic knitting (cast on, knit, purl)

Skills required: Basic knitting (cast on, knit, purl)

You’ll learn how to fix:

  • a dropped stitch in garter
  • a dropped stitch in stockinette (on the knit and purl side)
  • dropped stitches at the edge of a row
  • missed yarnovers
  • missed increases + decreases
  • unfinished stitches

Class Prep REQUIRED:
Arrive at class with three completed swatches approximately 4″x4″ in a smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn:
Swatch 1: garter, do not bind off, leave on a needle
Swatch 2 & 3: stockinette, do not bind off, leave on needle

I recommend that swatches be worked on circular needles.

SWATCHING MANDATORY!!

CLASS FEE: $25

LOCATION: Firebrunette Knits Studio
751 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67218

Tools to bring to class: 

  • set of  double point needles one size smaller than your knitting needles
  • crochet hook same size as your knitting needles
  • darning needle
  • split markers
  • notepad + PENCIL

Call or email to reserve your spot, 316.351.8515 firebrunetteknits@gmail.com
*Payment must be paid 7 days prior to the class date
*No refunds unless the class is canceled by the instructor

Friday Night Fiber Flix

Come join us for a double feature on Final Friday:
May 31st, 6-11pm

$3 Ticket at the door

6:30 – 8pm – Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
8:15 – 10:15pm – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Join us on Final Friday for a Friday Fiber Flix!!
Diana + Chauntel will be hosting in the Home Ec room located on the far end of the building near the cul-de-sac, doors will be open due to Final Friday. There is space for spinning wheels, we have padded chairs + tables.
Food and drinks are welcome, there are tables available to set up to sit and eat or work at.
Arrive a little early to see all the artists in residence beautiful work on display for Final Friday, visit The Fiber Arts Center of Wichita to see what the Wichita Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Guild has been up to.

 

June Workshops @ The Studio

Dynamics of GAUGE

gauge swatch

CLASS DATE/TIME:
June 22nd
1 – 5pm

Don’t see the purpose of knitting a gauge swatch?
Let me explain the dynamics of gauge, why it’s so important, and the factors that affect your gauge swatch as well as the finished fabric of your project.

  • Swatch flat
  • Swatch in the round
  • Swatch in pattern
  • Blocking your swatch
  • Tips + tricks for counting your swatchSWATCHING MATTERS!!

CLASS FEE: $25

LOCATION: Firebrunette Knits Studio
751 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67218

MATERIALS
Yarn:
 worsted weight, 100g of either wool, superwash, or a blend
Needles: sizes US 6-9, in a mix of different needle materials; wood, metal, carbon, resin, whatever you have in your needle arsenal.
The more needles you bring to choose from the more you will learn about how they can affect your gauge.
Notions: 

  • set of size 4 double point needles
  • crochet thread in a contrasting color to your yarn
  • darning needle
  • scissors
  • gauge ruler (not a soft measuring tape, I will have some for sale if you do not have one)
  • split markers

Call or email to reserve your spot, 316.351.8515 firebrunetteknits@gmail.com
*Payment must be paid 7 days prior to the class date
*No refunds unless the class is canceled by the instructor


Fixing Mistakes

dropped st diagram

CLASS DATE/TIME:
June 29th
11am – 2pm

No matter your skill level, we ALL make mistakes in our knitting.
The confidence that comes when you learn a few tricks to keep your knitting on track will astound you!
Mistakes help us work smarter, not harder. Don’t let mistakes hold you back,
come and let me build your confidence in your knitting skills, you can do it!

Skills required: Basic knitting (cast on, knit, purl)

You’ll learn how to fix:

  • a dropped stitch in garter
  • a dropped stitch in stockinette (on the knit and purl side)
  • dropped stitches at the edge of a row
  • missed yarnovers
  • missed increases + decreases
  • unfinished stitches

Class Prep REQUIRED:
Arrive at class with three completed swatches approximately 4″x4″ in a smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn:
Swatch 1: garter, do not bind off, leave on a needle
Swatch 2 & 3: stockinette, do not bind off, leave on needle

I recommend that swatches be worked on circular needles.

SWATCHING MANDATORY!!

CLASS FEE: $25

LOCATION: Firebrunette Knits Studio
751 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67218

Tools to bring to class: 

  • set of  double point needles one size smaller than your knitting needles
  • crochet hook same size as your knitting needles
  • darning needle
  • split markers
  • notepad + PENCIL

Call or email to reserve your spot, 316.351.8515 firebrunetteknits@gmail.com
*Payment must be paid 7 days prior to the class date
*No refunds unless the class is canceled by the instructor

Harley @ Picket Fence, New Start Date

I had a number of people with interest, but the start date just snuck up on us!
So, to give people a little more time I am changing the start date for the Harley class at Picket Fence Quilt Co.

Five 2 hour sessions
$70 + pattern and supplies
Saturdays: 4/27 1-3pm, 5/11 1-3pm, 6/8 10am – 12pm, 6/29 1-3pm and TBA

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https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harley-3

Harley by Jenny Williams: top-down, in the round, woman’s sizes, cables with or without a cable needle, learn to read a cable chart,
Looking for a sweater with a little more interest than the Flax?
This sweater will introduce some of the same top-down, in-the-round, seamless sweater basics while teaching you some basic cable techniques as well. (Did someone say, “No cable needle required”?!?)
Skills required: Basic pattern reading skills, knit, purl, increases, decreases, use of DPN or magic loop
Advanced Beginner

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Upcoming Classes at Firebrunette Knits Studio

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CLARA by Jennifer Wood

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE CLARA ON RAVELRY

CLASS DATES/TIMES: 4 sessions
Saturdays
May 25th, 1:30-4pm
June 22nd, 10am-12pm
July 13th, 10am-12pm
July 20th, 1:30-4pm

OR

Wednesdays
May 29th, 2:30-5pm
June 26th, 3-5pm
July 17th, 3-5pm
July 24th, 2:30-5pm

CLASS FEE: $70

LOCATION: Firebrunette Knits Studio
751 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67218

Sizes:
Choose a size that is close to your actual measurement or slightly larger <2″ ease
Finished bust: 30.75 (33.75, 36.75, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51,
54, 57, 60)”/76.5 (84, 91.5, 97.5, 105, 112.5, 120,
127.5, 135, 142.5, 150) cm. Modeled size is 33.75”/
84 cm with no ease at the bust.
Materials:
Yarn: Fingering or Sport Weight
925 (1000, 1130, 1205, 1325, 1415, 1555,
1640, 1770, 1875, 1960) yds
Needles: Size 3/3.25mm 24″/60 cm (or longer)
circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed
needles.
Other: Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn,
tapestry needle
Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4″/10 cm in Stockinette
Stitch.


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SOLDOTNA CROP by Boyland Knitworks

Click here to purchase Soldotna on Ravelry

The Soldotna Crop is a top-down circular yoke sweater that features stranded colorwork. I designed this sweater with Portland’s unpredictable spring weather in mind. I look forward to layering this little top over linen dresses as well as high-waisted skirts and pants. The design can easily be lengthened if crops aren’t your style, instructions are included in the pattern. This design is simple enough for an adventurous beginner, yet still engaging for advanced knitters. Best of all, the cropped length and sleeveless style make this a super quick and gratifying project. The body length is easily adjustable, keep in mind changes will alter the yardage required.

CLASS DATES/TIMES: 3 sessions
May 25th, 10am-1pm
June 15th, 10am-12pm
July 6th, 10am-12pm

CLASS FEE: $60

LOCATION: Firebrunette Knits Studio
751 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67218

MATERIALS
Yarn:
 DK weight
Local yarn dyers Daisy Hill Yarns, Coast to Coast Yarns are available at Picket Fence Quilt Co

Yardage: Note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.
C1: 182 (205, 225, 270, 304, 342, 380) yards

C2: 154 (173, 190, 230, 256, 288, 320) yards

C3: 63 (70, 80, 92, 104, 117, 130) yards

C4: 82 (92, 105, 120, 136, 153, 170) yards

Colors used in sample:
C1: Moto (brown)
C2: Palm (light teal)
C3: Aloe (deep teal)
C4: Peach Halo (cream/ peach variegated)

Sizes:
Measurements given are for the finished garment. This sweater is designed to fit with 2-4.5”  of positive ease at the bust and 1” of positive ease at the upper arm.
See size chart on page 5 for complete fit details.

Finished circumference at bust: 32.75 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5, 56)”

Sample pictured is a size M on a model with a 36” bust, worn with 4” of positive ease.

XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X
Finished circumference at bust:
32.75 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5, 56)”
Finished sleeve circumference at upper arm:
11 (11, 11.5, 13, 14.5, 16, 18)”

Needles (suggested sizes)
Main: US 5 [3.75 mm]
RIbbing: US 3 [3.5 mm]

Gauge:
22 sts and 26 rounds over 4” [10 cm] after blocking with main needle in colorwork pattern.

You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

Notions:
stitch markers, scrap yarn, darning needle