Fiber Fun Day & Summer Classes

                                                   

Wichita Knitters’ Guild is happy to host Knit, spin, crochet Day!!

From 10am-6pm, Saturday July 8th we will have an open knit/spin/crochet day at the Wichita Central Library in the Patio Room.

$2 per person goes to paying for the room and into the Guild coffers.

We’ve got the Patio room all day Saturday, June 8th from 10am – 6pm.

The room is located on the 1st floor all the way at the back behind the computer lab.

We can bring in food and drinks, spinning wheels and all our bags of fibery goodness. Chairs & tables provided, if you need a seat cushion, bring your own.
If you are not yet a member of the Wichita Knitters’ Guild this is a good time to take advantage of a social gathering to talk to members and pick guild board member’s brains with any questions you may have about joining a knitting guild and what it’s all about.

Any questions contact Chauntel, 316.633.3217


Summer is a time for lightweight knits, lots of color and some new techniques. In this round of classes we’ll work on a uniquely constructed lightweight sweater, learn to knit socks, and learn to thrum using wool roving in our knitting.

There is also a Beginning Knitting class to encourage your friends to join you in this fiber odyssey.
Call Picket Fence to register today!

Check out these beauties!
Upcoming Classes 

Hachure Sweater by Bristol Ivy

July 6th, 20th, August 3rd, 17th, & 31st
6 – 8pm
Ravelry Pattern Page

  

The unique construction and lightweight fabric of this sweater is a must have in your year-round wardrobe. You can knit the sleeves to any length you prefer, making it ideal to customize to your preference.
Any sock yarn will work, but we have some beautiful yarns at the shop so that you can do a special order before class starts, choosing the colors YOU want!

$60

Thrummed Slippers

August 5th, 12th, 19th
10am – 12pm
Ravelry Pattern Page

With our winter climate changing we don’t exactly reach for thrummed mittens any longer. But, who wouldn’t want a pair of cushy, warm slippers!?
These are so fun to knit and you get to use wool roving to knit with, not just boring old yarn.

$40

Beginning Knitting

July 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st
5:30-7pm

I think EVERYONE should learn to knit! Not everyone becomes a Master Knitter, but everyone can enjoy every stitch they knit.
In this 4 session class you will learn the knit stitch, the purl stitch, textured (seed) stitch, increases, decreases, casting on in 2 different methods, and binding off.
It’s a thorough class getting you solidly started on your knitting journey.

$40

Beginning Socks

July 13th, 27th, & August 10th
6-8pm

Socks. Sock knitting can be VERY addicting…and sock yarn…the colors, the texture, the uniqueness!!!
(oh, and it doesn’t technically count as stash)
In this 4 session class you will learn to knit a pair of traditional top-down socks on double point needles. I will teach you how to measure correctly for yourself and for gift knitting for others.
It’s a thorough class getting you solidly started on your sock knitting journey.
You must be an advanced beginner – intermediate knitter, this is not for beginning knitters.

$40

More classes will be coming soon to the Firebrunette Knits at American Maid calendar, keep an eye out!!
And, as always, feel free to contact me for private or group lessons, as well as any other classes you want to see offered.
Thank you to my amazing knitting community!!


Don’t forget the Wichita Knitters’ Guild also meets monthly on the third Wednesday from 10am-12pm, and again in the evening from 6-8pm at Picket Fence Quilt Co
COME JOIN US TO FURTHER YOUR KNITTING SKILLS!!
ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME…YES, EVEN BEGINNERS…

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Fiber Fun Day Saturday July 8th

Wichita Knitters’ Guild is happy to host Knit, spin, crochet Day!!

From 10am-6pm, Saturday July 8th we will have an open knit/spin/crochet day at the Wichita Central Library in the Patio Room.

$2 per person goes to paying for the room and into the Guild coffers.

We’ve got the Patio room all day Saturday, June 8th from 10am – 6pm.

The room is located on the 1st floor all the way at the back behind the computer lab.

We can bring in food and drinks, spinning wheels and all our bags of fibery goodness. Chairs & tables provided, if you need a seat cushion, bring your own.

Any questions contact Chauntel, 316.633.3217

Source: Fiber Fun Day Saturday July 8th

Sale! Sale! Sale! This Weekend, Fri-Sun, at American Maid in Wichita 

Looking for a great way to find yarns, fiber, notions at a great price? We all know it’s been difficult in Kansas for Local Yarn Stores in recent years, this is a way to get your hands on fiber fix! 

Join us at American Maid, 1717 Briggs St in Riverside, Wichita

Friday, May 26th, 10am-4pm

Saturday, May 27th, 9am-4pm

Sunday, May 28th, 11am-3pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1844508299135826/?ti=as

I am still taking items for the sale as well! Mark your items with your name and the price, then deliver to me for inventory. Simple as that! 

More details in the original post about the iCT DeSTaSH SaLe 

Starting Saturday! Cap Sleeve Lattice Class 

Starting Saturday!! 

The Cap Sleeve Lattice Class is going to be a quintessential piece in your summer wardrobe. 

In this class you will learn seaming, and a basic mesh pattern that makes this top light and airy. 

View the Ravelry project page for yarn ideas and gorgeous color choices. 

Call or visit Picket Fence Quilt Co to sign up! 

Class dates: 5/13, 6/3, 6/17, 6/24 

Class time: 12:30-2:30pm

Class fee: $50

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cap-sleeve-lattice-top

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3/15/17 Tonight’s Meeting

Source: 3/15/17 Tonight’s Meeting

Our morning meeting was a blast, but we did find out that there is more interest in some aspects of Ravelry, namely forums/groups & searches, than expected.

So, with that being said, we’re asking you to limit your Show & Share to 3 items. That way, all will be able to share and the presentation won’t be rushed.

Next month we will present Ravelry Stash & Projects.

Thanks, all!! Looking forward to tonight!

Russian Join in Fingering Weight Single Spun Yarn

This last month at Wichita Knitters’Guild Tami Carlson taught about weaving in ends in lace, and this join was a large part of the discussion so I wanted to demonstrate how fabulous (and so easy)  it is to do. 

First, I chose a needle just smaller in diameter than the yarn, with a very sharp tip. Both in this photo are acceptable, I’m using the longer needle for the demonstration just because I can ☺️

Next, I take my new yarn crossing it over the old in a t, then folding the ends back on themselves. 

Thread the needle in one end, it truly doesn’t matter which end of the two you start with. Now begin weaving your needle through the same yarn; new to new, old to old, for at least 3″ on each side. 

Do you see the loop at the bottom of the woven yarn, where the other end is laying through? You need to pull the tail of the yarn you wove back on itself to close that loop down on the other strand of yarn. 

Once both ends have been woven back on themselves, make sure both loops have been pulled tightly closed and feel smooth when you run your fingers across them. 

Pull both yarns,  letting the tails hang, testing your join, and at the same time, smoothing things out. 

Voila! Knit right on over that join. 

I like to wait to cut my ends until after my piece has been fully blocked,always remembering to cut them close to the fabric on the right side (public) of my work so the ends pop to the back if seen at all.