New Classes Added!!

I have added a few new workshops to the class calendar including Gauge Tricks, Yarn Substitution, a new fun sock, and a second Bolan sweater class for those that missed out on the last class.

Yarn substitution has been a huge topic in the fiber community recently with some new gorgeous pattern releases that collaborate with drool-worthy, indy-dyed, higher end yarns. I want to impart the gift of knowledge to my fellow knitters to help you complete these beautiful designs using yarns that are in your budget.
All patterns can be made substituting yarns at all price points, and turn out gorgeous!!

July


Brioche Workshop – online

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4 hours – 2 sessions
$40 + Supplies as listed in the pattern available through Ravelry
Dates:
Thursdays, July 23rd + 30th 6 – 8 pm

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

*Intermediate Level Knitters


Finishing Workshop – online

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3 hours
$25 
Date:
Wednesday, July 29th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Yay! The knitting is done!
BUT…
…there are all those ends and seaming, and picking up stitches, blocking, and, and, and…

Let’s talk about the finishing touches, simple habits to form to give you a lovely, completely finished project you are proud to show off!

*Advanced beginner

August


Gauge Tips – Online

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3 hours
$25
Dates:
Saturday, August 1st, 1 – 4pm

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?

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


2@ATime Socks – online

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5 hours
$45 + Supplies
Date:
Wednesdays, August 5th, 6 – 8 pm + 26th, 6 – 9 pm

Two-at-a-time Socks:
– Cuff down
– Magic Loop
– Afterthought Heel
– Wedge Toe 

Supplies: 100g sock yarn, split into two balls
– your favorite sock needle size in a 40″ circular needle

*previous SOCK KNITTING a must


Lady February – online

8 hours
$60 + Supplies as listed in the pattern available through Ravelry
Date:
Thursdays, August 6th, 20th, September 3rd + 17th, 6 – 8 pm

This classic knit cardigan is a great first-time lace garment for advanced beginners as well as advanced knitters.
Easy to modify the sleeves for a more tailored fit and length, plus it works well with numerous weight yarns, all at the same required gauge, this is a really fun knit!

Pattern + Supplies list, plus a million project samples, available on Ravelry,  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/february-lady-sweater


Yarn Substitution – online

3 hours
$25
Date:
Saturday, August 8th, 10 am – 12:45 pm

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.

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


Bolan – online

3 sessions
$70
Dates:
August 22nd, September 12th, + 26th, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Skills required:
– advanced beginner knitting including pattern reading
– chart reading helpful
– lace knitting experience helpful
– solid basics of reading your knitting and fixing mistakes

This sideways knit and seamed summer top will be a great addition to your wardrobe! Simple lace design in a drapey fabric is flattering for all.
You must purchase the pattern, available through Ravelry.

Bolan on Ravelry
by Leila Raven
Published in Sparrow 2018Quince & Co.
Suggested yarnQuince & Co. Sparrow
Yarn weight Fingering (14 wpi) ?
Gauge 20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, after blocking
Needle size US 4 – 3.5 mm
Yardage 840 – 1680 yards (768 – 1536 m)
Sizes available 43 (48½, 54, 59½, 65, 70½)” bust circumference



Turkish Bed Socks – online

5 hours – one session with a 30 min break
$30 + Supplies as listed in the pattern available through Ravelry
Date:
Saturday, August 29th, 10 am – 3:00 pm

These socks by Churchmouse Yarns are perfect to wear with your clogs, Vans slip-on, Birkenstocks, just about any shoes that need a lower profile. I have not had them slip down and bunch up under my foot, which is a huge deal for me!
In this one day, live online workshop we are going to modify the pattern to make it seamless and the perfect fit for you!

Pattern available through Ravelry, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/turkish-bed-socks
Supplies: – US3 DPNs or size to obtain gauge in pattern

– 50g heavier fingering weight/sport weight yarn, eg Koigu KPPPM or view all used yarns on the Ravelry pattern page here, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/turkish-bed-socks/yarns

– removable markers, markers, scissors, etc
Sample sock knit on size US 3 needles, 8″ circumference foot, using Crystal Palace Panda Soy y
arn


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

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