Unwind with StevenBe

What a fun getaway we had today!

Unwind is a fabulous shop in Manhattan, KS; beautifully lit, smartly arranged, a huge selection of workhorse yarns as well as specialty & hard to find yarns.
StevenBe  graced us with his presence, and a trunk show of some of his fabulous designs and specialty dyed yarns.
If you haven’t found Steven yet, here you go, thank me later after hours & hours of entertainment.

Sarah and I had such a relaxing time with Steven and the Unwind staff, shopping, chatting, and generally just loving being there.
We were more than happy to model his wares, being draped with art is always fun, don’t you think?

Unwind really has a depth to it that not many yarn shops have. A huge range of all fibers, brands, and weights. You can spend hours & hours combing through shelves, start back at the front of the shop and find more that you missed the first time through.
Very friendly, happy staff. So very welcoming!

I love hearing other designers and teachers express their paths to creativity, and StevenBe’s is an interesting one, to say the least. If you have a chance to meet him & hear his story & views on our craft, do it!
I had a few parallels with his story; learned shaping in knitting by mimicking the shapes of sewn pattern pieces, I sewed dresses in high school to pay for the start of my college, but unlike him I didn’t get to the Institute of Design like I had planned…I became a firefighter/EMT. Go figure!

Of course, I did buy a few trinkets. Hedgehog Fibers in a Potluck colorway, single spun Merino…so smooshy and oh, so gorgeous.
And how freaking awesome is the shawl pin? Locally made by Teresa Arment at Cedar Lane Cottage, the upcycled spoon & flower make me swoon. It’s official, I will now wear shawls year round.
And did you know that Juniper Moon Zooey comes in super brights?? This citron lemon & coral screamed to be knit together. Or at least displayed for my viewing pleasure…

Go out of your way to get in to this shop. Seriously!
UNWIND
121 S 4th Street, Suite 106
Manhattan, KS  66502
Phone: 785-320-7334
Facebook: Unwind MHK
Twitter: @UnwindYarn

Crochet Peek-a-Boo Vest ~ Great for Beginners 

Crochet Peek-a-Boo Vest ~ Great for Beginners

FULL PRICING & PAYMENT DETAILS BELOW

Class Dates:

Wednesday Evenings, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

7/13

7/27

8/10

This is a great beginner crochet project!
In this 3 session class you will learn to crochet cast on, a few basic stitches, simple construction, and just look at how cute the finished vest is!!
Using a heavy worsted, aran, or chunky weight yarn it stitches up quickly, use a washable yarn and you’ll have a really utilitarian, yet awesome looking, vest.

Homework to be done before class:

Gauge swatch finished, matching gauge as required per crochet directions below.
Remember to change hook size until you match gauge given on pattern.

Please bring all required materials, including the pattern which can be found by clicking here.

Craft

Crochet

Published

April 2015

Suggested yarn

 In my stash

Yarn weight

Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?

Gauge

8 stitches and 5 rows = 4 inches

Hook size

5.0 mm (H)

Yardage

738 – 1312 yards (675 – 1200 m)

Sizes available

Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
 This pattern is available for free.

Payment Info

$45 non-refundable

While the Registration is ‘Free’, the cost of the class needs to be paid in full by the class start date.
It’s important to me that my customers have choices in payment options. To offer you the most options I will have you pay in one of three ways:
cash, check, or Paypal accepted by clicking here;

send payment using Goods and Services to firebrunetteknits@gmail.com

Paypal accepts major credit cards, payment through bank account, and using existing Paypal balance.
You do not have to have a Paypal account to pay, there is a guest checkout feature.

Minimum number of 3 students required for class to take place. If less than 3 are registered 24 hours prior to event your class fee will be fully refunded to you either by cash, Paypal, or if you wish, class credit to be put towards another class at Firebrunette Knits.

Grab some friends & get crochetin’!!

Line Dance Cardigan Class

FULL PRICING & PAYMENT DETAILS BELOW

Class Dates:

Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
6 Sessions

9/24/16

10/8/16

10/22/16

11/5/16

11/19/16

12/3/16

This cardigan is all about neat lines created by a combination of squishy garter stitch, i-cord edges, pockets and slipped stitch details. It is worked top down in one piece, and has a gentle A-line shape.

Intended to fit with 0-2 inches of positive ease. The front sections overlap by about 1 inch.

Suitable for a knitter with some experience.

Homework to be done before class:  Gauge swatch finished, matching gauge as required per knitting directions below.
Remember to change needle size until you match gauge given on pattern.Please bring all required materials, including a printed copy of the pattern.

Yarn weight

DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
Gauge

22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
Needle size

US 4 – 3.5 mm
Yardage

1200 – 2050 yards (1097 – 1875 m)
Sizes available

Finished bust measurements (inches): XS (32 ½), S (34 ¾), M1 (37 ¼), M2 (40 ½), L1 (43 ¾), L2 (46 ½), XL(49 ½), XXL(52 ¾)
This pattern is available for $6.80 USD  buy it now

If you purchase 4 or more patterns from my Ravelry Shop at the same time (add them all to your cart before you check out), you automatically receive a 20% discount.
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Yarn Requirements: (yds / m)

XS: 1200 / 1110
S: 1275 / 1180
M!: 1375 / 1270
M2: 1500 / 1390
L1: 1600 / 1480
L2: 1800 / 1660
XL: 1920 / 1770
XXL: 2050 / 1890

Payment Info

$80 non-refundable, make-up classes $10

While the Registration is ‘Free’, the cost of the class needs to be paid in full by the class start date.
It’s important to me that my customers have choices in payment options. To offer you the most options I will have you pay in one of three ways:
cash, check, or Paypal accepted by clicking here;

send payment using Goods and Services to firebrunetteknits@gmail.com

Paypal accepts major credit cards, payment through bank account, and using existing Paypal balance.
You do not have to have a Paypal account to pay, there is a guest checkout feature.

Minimum number of 3 students required for class to take place. If less than 3 are registered 24 hours prior to event your class fee will be fully refunded to you either by cash, Paypal, or if you wish, class credit to be put towards another class or private lessons at Firebrunette Knits.

Grab some friends & get knittin’!!

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June 28, 2016

Picket Fence Quilt Co Classes
Shawls and lightweight sweaters are perfect summer knitting, so here we go!!

Garden Gate Tee
Sat July 2, 16, 30, & Aug 13, 27,  10am—12pm
$60 + Supplies
This V-neck, cap sleeve sweater is knit from the top down in the round. Use a a cotton or linen yarn and you will have a perfect summer sweater.
Call Picket Fence Quilt Co to register.

Magic Loop 2 at a Time Socks

Wed July 6, 20, & Aug 3, 6—8 pm
$40 + Supplies
Don’t suffer from Second Sock Syndrome!!
Learn to knit 2 socks at a time using the Magic Loop method.
Call Picket Fence Quilt Co to register.


Firebrunette Knits Classes

Peek-A-Boo Vest
Learn to Crochet or Refresh Your SkillsWednesday Evenings, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

7/13, 7/27, 8/10
$45

This is a great beginner crochet project!
In this 3 session class you will learn to crochet cast on, a few basic stitches, simple construction, and just look at how cute the finished vest is!!
Using a heavy worsted, aran, or chunky weight yarn it stitches up quickly, use a washable yarn and you’ll have a really utilitarian, yet awesome looking, vest.


Mariella CardiganSaturdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm
5 Sessions + 1 check-in

7/30, 8/9 check-in, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 9/24
$70

Mariella is the ideal summer sweater, with its slightly
cropped body, elbow-length sleeves, a gentle A-line shape,
and shawl collar. Mariella is worked in an open, drape-y
gauge that makes it a quick knit. It’s a versatile cover-up for
summer months. Wear it over a faded t-shirt and a pair of
cut-offs, or with a crisp linen sundress—it’ll add the perfect
amount of coziness and style to any outfit.

Linientreu Shawl
Saturdays 8/20, 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 10am – 12pm
$50‘Linientreu’ was designed with the intention to find an alternative way to use yarns with short gradients (I can never resist to buy those!) without getting too many horizontal stripes.

‘Linientreu’ (‘In Line’) is a semicircular shawl, alternating equilateral triangles and simple garter stitch rows. The triangle modules are joined by knitting (no sewing necessary!) The right triangles at the border edge result from short rows.

You can use any yarn with short gradients.
– Ute Nawratil, Designer

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Firebrunette Knits

6009 E. Lincoln St.

Wichita, Ks 67218

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RETREAT!! Mark Your Calendars

3 day, 2 night retreat for knitters, crocheters, spinners & all fiber lovers. Located just west of Wichita, KS it’s a beautiful, secluded, camp set on the river. Workshops, relaxation, and an all-together recuperating time will be had!! Join us!! Spaces are limited.

Source: RETREAT!! Mark Your Calendars

SnowFlower Fair Isle Class Starting Wednesday Morning!!

Starts Wednesday Morning!!
This is such a fun, fast, fulfilling project, join us to learn a unique way to work this fair isle yoke pullover.
https://www.facebook.com/events/820890034688700/

3 FEB
Wed 10 AM · Common Grounds Coffee House, 2812 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS, US