Classes at The Studio

 

CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
316.351.8515
firebrunetteknits@gmail.com


I have been a knitting and crochet instructor since 2003.

All skill levels taught from just 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, groups discounted.

CALL OR EMAIL TODAY TO ARRANGE YOUR LESSONS!!

316.351.8515

firebrunetteknits@gmail.com

Want to learn something specific? Let me know!!


Upcoming Classes


 


CLARA by Jennifer Wood

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE CLARA ON RAVELRY

CLASS DATES/TIMES: 4 sessions
Saturdays
May 25th, 1:30-4pm
June 22nd, 10am-12pm
July 13th, 10am-12pm
July 20th, 1:30-4pm

OR

Wednesdays
May 29th, 2:30-5pm
June 26th, 3-5pm
July 17th, 3-5pm
July 24th, 2:30-5pm

CLASS FEE: $70

LOCATION: Firebrunette Knits Studio
751 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67218

Sizes:
Choose a size that is close to your actual measurement or slightly larger <2″ ease
Finished bust: 30.75 (33.75, 36.75, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51,
54, 57, 60)”/76.5 (84, 91.5, 97.5, 105, 112.5, 120,
127.5, 135, 142.5, 150) cm. Modeled size is 33.75”/
84 cm with no ease at the bust.
Materials:
Yarn: Fingering or Sport Weight
925 (1000, 1130, 1205, 1325, 1415, 1555,
1640, 1770, 1875, 1960) yds
Needles: Size 3/3.25mm 24″/60 cm (or longer)
circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed
needles.
Other: Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn,
tapestry needle
Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4″/10 cm in Stockinette
Stitch.


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SOLDOTNA CROP by Boyland Knitworks

Click here to purchase Soldotna on Ravelry

The Soldotna Crop is a top-down circular yoke sweater that features stranded colorwork. I designed this sweater with Portland’s unpredictable spring weather in mind. I look forward to layering this little top over linen dresses as well as high-waisted skirts and pants. The design can easily be lengthened if crops aren’t your style, instructions are included in the pattern. This design is simple enough for an adventurous beginner, yet still engaging for advanced knitters. Best of all, the cropped length and sleeveless style make this a super quick and gratifying project. The body length is easily adjustable, keep in mind changes will alter the yardage required.

CLASS DATES/TIMES: 3 sessions
May 25th, 10am-1pm
June 15th, 10am-12pm
July 6th, 10am-12pm

CLASS FEE: $60

LOCATION: Firebrunette Knits Studio
751 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67218

MATERIALS
Yarn:
 DK weight
Local yarn dyers Daisy Hill Yarns, Coast to Coast Yarns are available at Picket Fence Quilt Co

Yardage: Note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.
C1: 182 (205, 225, 270, 304, 342, 380) yards

C2: 154 (173, 190, 230, 256, 288, 320) yards

C3: 63 (70, 80, 92, 104, 117, 130) yards

C4: 82 (92, 105, 120, 136, 153, 170) yards

Colors used in the sample:
C1: Moto (brown)
C2: Palm (light teal)
C3: Aloe (deep teal)
C4: Peach Halo (cream/ peach variegated)

Sizes:
Measurements given are for the finished garment. This sweater is designed to fit with 2-4.5”  of positive ease at the bust and 1” of positive ease at the upper arm.
See size chart on page 5 for complete fit details.

Finished circumference at bust: 32.75 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5, 56)”

Sample pictured is a size M on a model with a 36” bust, worn with 4” of positive ease.

XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X
Finished circumference at bust:
32.75 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5, 56)”
Finished sleeve circumference at upper arm:
11 (11, 11.5, 13, 14.5, 16, 18)”

Needles (suggested sizes)
Main: US 5 [3.75 mm]
RIbbing: US 3 [3.5 mm]

Gauge:
22 sts and 26 rounds over 4” [10 cm] after blocking with the main needle in colorwork pattern.

You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

Notions:
stitch markers, scrap yarn, darning needle

Call or email to reserve your spot, 316.351.8515 firebrunetteknits@gmail.com
*Payment must be paid 7 days prior to the class date
*No refunds unless the class is canceled by the instructor


Dynamics of GAUGE

gauge swatch

CLASS DATE/TIME:
June 22nd
1 – 5pm

Don’t see the purpose of knitting a gauge swatch?
Let me explain the dynamics of gauge, why it’s so important, and the factors that affect your gauge swatch as well as the finished fabric of your project.

  • Swatch flat
  • Swatch in the round
  • Swatch in pattern
  • Blocking your swatch
  • Tips + tricks for counting your swatchSWATCHING MATTERS!!

CLASS FEE: $25

LOCATION: Firebrunette Knits Studio
751 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67218

MATERIALS
Yarn:
 worsted weight, 100g of either wool, superwash, or a blend
Needles: sizes US 6-9, in a mix of different needle materials; wood, metal, carbon, resin, whatever you have in your needle arsenal.
The more needles you bring to choose from the more you will learn about how they can affect your gauge.
Notions: 

  • set of size 4 double point needles
  • crochet thread in a contrasting color to your yarn
  • darning needle
  • scissors
  • gauge ruler (not a soft measuring tape, I will have some for sale if you do not have one)
  • split markers

Call or email to reserve your spot, 316.351.8515 firebrunetteknits@gmail.com
*Payment must be paid 7 days prior to the class date
*No refunds unless the class is canceled by the instructor


Fixing Mistakes

dropped st diagram

CLASS DATE/TIME:
June 29th
11am – 2pm

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

Call or email to reserve your spot, 316.351.8515 firebrunetteknits@gmail.com
*Payment must be paid 7 days prior to the class date
*No refunds unless the class is canceled by the instructor


 

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