Studio Classes You Don't Want to Miss! Exciting news, a short-row study + a new shawl class added!

Things are changing!

As you may or may not have heard, our life is taking a leap west in the next 6 months. We will be relocating to Arizona, luckily it won’t be a fast move so there is still time to squeeze in some classes + workshops here in Wichita.
I am opening up Drop-in times at the Studio starting in March, opening up more appointment times as well. More information below and on my Facebook Page.
You can always email firebrunetteknits@gmail.com, text/call 316.633.3217 to reserve your spot. 
Payment is due prior to class, more detailed information can be found at the bottom of this email. EVENT + CLASS LISTINGS ON FACEBOOK BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON

March + April
Studio Drop-In Days

STARTING MARCH 5TH, I WILL HAVE DROP-IN HOURS EVERY THURSDAY AT THE STUDIO:
Bring any projects, issues, patterns, etc that you need help with.

This will be open to all so there may be an overlap of clients. I will, of course, do my very best to accommodate everyone’s individual needs so don’t hesitate to drop by.
If you want to make sure you have one-on-one time with me, please contact me to make an appointment or visit my Facebook Page to book an appointment. THURSDAY HOURS: 11AM – 5PM $10 DROP-IN FEE up to one hour’s time *Remember, the building is secured so you will need to contact me by text/phone when you arrive so I can let you in. 316-633-3217

March + April
Fixing Mistakes

$25
DATES:
Wednesday, March 11th
1pm – 4pm
OR
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday, April 1st
1pm – 4pm
OR
5:30pm – 8:30pm
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!! 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

March
SPECTRA ~ A Study in Short Row Techniques

$50
Dates: 
Mondays March 16th, 23rd, 30th
  3 – 5pm 
OR
Thursdays March 19th, 26th, April 2nd  6 – 8pm


Learn the three most common SHORT ROW METHODS; Wrap & Turn, German, and Japanese, in one mesmerizing scarf, Spectra, designed by Stephen West.

This workshop will give you the tools to learn to substitute your favorite new method of short rows in most patterns.

Supplies:
Spectra Pattern Available on Ravelry, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spectra
Removable stitch markers
Supplies listed in the pattern  

March + April
Ramble Brioche Shawl


$45
Dates:
March 28th, 10am – 12pm + April 25th, 9:30am – 12:30pm

PREREQUISITES: basic brioche workshop, or brioche knitting experience, must NOT be new to brioche Learn the most common forms of increasing, decreasing and how to read a brioche chart
This is a great start to shaping in brioche. Most of the shawl is knit in garter, then finished off with a simple yet stunning brioche pattern at the top edge.

Knit in DK weight yarn, it knits up quickly and makes for a super squishy fabric.

Supplies:
Ramble Shawl pattern by Andrea Mowry
Supplies as listed in the pattern
Purchase on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ramble-4
 

Drop-In Hours at the Studio Starting in March

STARTING MARCH 5TH, I WILL HAVE DROP-IN HOURS AT THE STUDIO:
Bring any projects, issues, patterns, etc that you need help with.
If you want to make sure you have one-on-one time with me, please contact me to make an appointment or visit my Facebook Page to book an appointment.

HOURS: 11AM – 5PM

$10 DROP-IN FEE up to one hour’s time

*Remember, the building is secured so you will need to contact me by text/phone when you arrive so I can let you in.

316-633-3217

New February Brioche Class at the Studio

Thank you to everyone that has taken a class, or three, this last month at the studio. It has proven to be a great success.

I love January, the newness of the year.
I have been finishing projects right + left, sweaters, shawls, cowls, mittens, all pulled from my WIP pile. I have this nagging guilt about ongoing projects, but in my line of work it is rare that I get to work a project start to finish without something else popping up.
In all honesty, I could probably work on just WIPs for the next year solid and not finish them all (we’re talking close to 60 knitting projects + a dozen crochet).
If you are like me, and absolutely a floozy when it comes to casting on, go grab a project that is over 50% completed and get it finished!! It will feel so good, I promise!


If you are already registered in the March 7th Brioche class and would like to change to the new date, please don’t hesitate to contact me and switch!

Brioche Knitting

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Wednesdays
February 12th + 26th, 6-8pm

$40 + Supplies
Learn the ever-so-popular brioche stitch technique in knitting; flat and in the round using two high contrasting colors.
You can choose from a cowl or infinity scarf, directions are given for both in the pattern available on Ravelry.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chevelle-ss-brioche-cowl-infinity-scarf

  • Supplies:
    • as described in the pattern

Call/text 316.633.3217 or Email firebrunetteknits@gmail.com to reserve your spot


 

New Buffalo Check Class Scheduled

Thanks for the overwhelming response to tomorrow’s Buffalo Check Cowl Class!

It filled and I have scheduled a new class. Call Picket Fence Quilt Co to reserve your space now! 316.558.8899

  • Buffalo Check Cowl – Double Knitting
  • Learn to work double knitting in the round while reading charts in a worsted weight yarn. 00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20190305213216849_COVER
    • Advanced Beginner
    • $25 + Supplies
      • Two high contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn – 100g each
      • 24″ Circular needles in size US 8
      • Stitch markers
      • Usual knitting notions; darning needle, measuring tape, highlighters, pencil, notepad, waste yarn for a lifeline, etc.
    • Saturday, February 1st, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Skills required: knit, purl, basic chart reading is helpful but not necessary

Brioche Knitting Class – March

March

Brioche Knitting

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Saturdays
March 7th 2:30 – 4:30pm
+ 14th 10am – 12pm

$40 + Supplies
Learn the ever-so-popular brioche stitch technique in knitting; flat and in the round using two high contrasting colors.
You can choose from a cowl or infinity scarf, directions given for both in the pattern available on Ravelry.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chevelle-ss-brioche-cowl-infinity-scarf

  • Supplies:
    • as described in pattern

Upcoming Classes – January + February 2020

2020 is here!!

Let’s get this year started with some technique, technical, and fun classes + workshops!

A few dates have been added to the Knit to Fit workshop, a new advanced beginner mosaic shawl class, the Emiliana Shawl, has been added.

You can always email firebrunetteknits@gmail.com, text/call 316.633.3217 to reserve your spot.

Payment is due prior to class.

 


 

January

Mosaic Knitting

The simplest form of colorwork, slipping stitches to make a pattern.

Mosaic has become an integral part of the knitting world and it really couldn’t be more gratifying.

Great for the adventurous beginner!

Date: January 9th, 5:30 – 8:30pm $25

  • Supplies:Two high contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn, at least 50g each, preferably cotton or woolSize US 8 needles, straight or circular are fine
  • Pattern will be provided in class

January + February

Fixing Mistakes

DATES:

Saturday, January 18th 1pm – 4pm

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

February

Emiliana Mosaic Shawl

Emiliana Shawl

Dates:

Fridays, 6 – 8pm

January 31st, February 14th, March 6th

$50

The interplay of two colours, mosaic knitting and colour blocking make this shawl an enjoyable and fun knit.

A fascinating effect of reversing the colours provides some extra interest.

This large and cosy shawl will keep you warm and add an eye-catching, elegant item to your wardrobe.

The mosaic motif is an easy to knit stitch pattern that is using slipped stitches and only one colour per row.

Emiliana is a triangular, sideways, bias knit shawl with a curved top edge.

SIZE:

along top edge: 235cm/92.5“

depth: 54cm/21.5“

adjustable

YARN:

Designed for fingering weight yarn in two contrasting colours. Allow approx. 420 yds / 380 m of each colour.

GAUGE:

Is not critical for this project but differences will affect yardage requirements and the finished size.

Gauge on sample: 18 sts x 36 rows = 10x10cm/4×4“ in garter stitch on 4mm/US6 needles after blocking.

The pattern contains fully written out as well as charted instructions (English version).

Pattern available for purchase, and required,

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/emiliana


January + February

KNIT TO FIT

Workshop date:

FILLED – Saturday January 11th, 10am – 2pm  $25

NEW DATES: Thursday January 30th,  1 – 5pm

Saturday March 7th, 10am – 2pm

Learn to knit sweaters that fit you!!

Don’t we all want to bind off, slip on a sweater & jump for joy?

No more panicked hours of endless knitting wondering if the item will fit a Yeti instead of a baby.

This workshop will give you the tools to learn to knit to fit YOUR body. Learn to alter patterns, choose patterns for your body type, and TAKE YOUR ACTUAL MEASUREMENTS.

This advanced beginner to advanced level class will introduce you to some fantastic methods to help you get the results you have been looking for!

Sounds crazy? No! You can do it!

Note: This is ONE 4 hour session with 2 10 minute breaks.

Notions

Soft measuring tape

Pick a pretty notebook and pen for note taking


February

Crochet for Knitters

Join me to learn the basics skills of crochet that every knitter should know.

Date: February 1st, 1:30 – 3:30pm  $20

  • Chain
  • Single Crochet
  • Slip Stitch
  • Crab Stitch
  • Double Crochet