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

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