June Classes

CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT or REQUEST A CLASS 316.351.8515 firebrunetteknits@gmail.com

I have been a knitting and crochet instructor since 2003.
All skill levels taught from learning to knit to advanced techniques such as colorwork, cable work, intricate lace, and everything in between.
I love my craft, I love sharing my knowledge, tips & tricks with other fiber enthusiasts to help them further their talents.
Individual or group lessons, $15/hour private lessons per student, groups of 3 or more discounted.
Want to learn something specific? Let me know!!

Upcoming Classes


As you may or may not have heard, our life is taking a leap west to Arizona in the next few months.
With the relocation and the new social distancing policies, I have decided to move all classes and lessons to a live, virtual platform.

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.



Gauge Tips – online

3 hours
Saturday, June 6th, 12 – 3pm

Learn the how + why of gauge!
How do you make swatches, how do you measure gauge, how do you interpret gauge?
Why even do a gauge swatch, why worry about half a stitch, why is the fabric important?

– light color worsted weight yarn
– US 8 needles, dpn or 16″ circ
– a swatch or two from previous projects, if you have them

Yarn Substitution – online

3 hours
Tuesday, June 9th, 2 – 5pm

You don’t have the yarn called for in a pattern?
Not sure if the yarn you want to use will work?
How do you go about choosing a different yarn for a project?
Can you substitute DK weight for a Worsted weight?
Can you use a cotton instead of a wool?
There are some simple things you need to know to help you substitute yarns in a project.

– Notebook
– pencil
– any patterns or yarns you may have questions about

Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ)
by Elizabeth Zimmerman – online

4 Sessions
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
3 – 5pm

The jacket is knit in a single piece with just two seams that run across the shoulders and down the length of the sleeves. It includes extra ease across the back of the garment to fit well over a nappy (diaper).

Commonly referred to as the “BSJ”, the baby surprise jacket is “a very entertaining piece of knitted engineering”

3 oz. of baby wool (6 sts to 1”) (sport-weight to dk)
2 skeins Fisherman Yarn (5 sts to 1”) (dk to worsted)

1 pr. needles in the size to give you either of these gauges.

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann

There are a million and one ways to purchase the pattern through Schoolhouse Press, follow the link above to the Ravelry page for all the information.
If you are interested in someday knitting the Adult version of this sweater I would highly recommend knitting this smaller version first.

Beginning Lace

Thursdays, June 4th + 11th
6 – 8pm

Feather & fan stitch border and the lovely Diagonal Fern Lace center makes a beautiful squishy cowl.
Learn the basics of lace knitting; chart reading, line reading, written instructions, lace pattern reading tips and tricks abound!

Materials needed are listed in the pattern.
The pattern can be purchased on Ravelry, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/feathers–fern-cowl

Learn the basics of lace knitting; chart reading, line reading, written instructions, lace pattern reading tips, and tricks abound!

Cables Untangled – online

4 hours
Saturday, June 13th, 10am – 2pm

Advanced beginner

Learn the basics of cables and some super neat tricks!
Cabling without a cable needle, repair a mistake cable, how to read a cable chart.

– worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn in a light, solid color
– US size 8 circular needle, or longer double points
– smaller size double point needles
– crochet hook or fix-it tool
– a few markers and removable markers

SPECTRA ~ A Study in Short Row Techniques

Tuesdays June 16th, 23rd, + 30th  3 – 5pm

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.

Spectra Pattern Available on Ravelry, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spectra

Removable stitch markers

Supplies listed in the pattern

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