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

Buffalo Check Cowl Class THIS SATURDAY at Picket Fence Quilt Co

  • Buffalo Check Cowl – Double KnittingLearn to work double knitting in the round while reading charts in a worsted weight yarn.
    • Saturday, January 4th, 10 am – 2 pm

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    • Advanced Beginner
    • $25 + Supplies
      • Two high contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn – 100g each
      • 24″ Circular needles in size US 8
      • Stitch markers
      • Usual knitting notions; darning needle, measuring tape, highlighters, pencil, notepad, waste yarn for a lifeline, etc.
  • Skills required: knit, purl, basic chart reading is helpful but not necessary

Call or stop in today to register, 316.558.8899

Buffalo Check Cowl Class at Picket Fence Quilt Co

Buffalo Check Cowl at Picket Fence
Saturday, January 4th 10am – 2pm

This super cute, super functional, reversible cowl is a great lesson in the benefits of double knitting.
– Learn to work double knitting in the round
– read charts for double knitting

Advanced Beginner

$25 + Supplies

Call or stop in at Picket Fence Quilt Co register
316.558.8899

https://www.facebook.com/events/2558187644462579/?sfnsn=mo

2019-2020 ~The End + Beginning of Planners

I am one to evaluate after the fact more than plan ahead and set goals/resolutions.

One thing I am good at is keeping my planner up to date. My paper planner has been by my side for years, a lot of years. While I do my best to keep my digital calendars up to date, I have never found a way to have all my planner needs met digitally.

But, I am tired of hauling so many things around with me, everywhere I go. Planner, tablet, teaching handouts, project, etc.

I did a little research on digital planners and after some days of being unsure I dove in and bought one. It’s a pdf that has to be edited and then viewed. Not exactly a program, not an app. It can’t sync with other programs/apps to stay up to date, it is something that has to be done manually. That part makes me feel like I still have as much control as my undated paper planner system.

But, and this is a big but for me, it is limited to the format as it is (as far as I can see). I will be contacting the designer for a few tips and answers to my questions on using the planner, expanding the planner, customizing for my specific needs.

I didn’t want to spend time over the holidays working, but once I bought it I couldn’t let it be and wait to see if it was going to work for me. Call it the fear of buyer’s remorse. As of right now, after 4+ hours familiarizing myself with it, I just don’t know how to feel about it. I know I can’t go cold-turkey and drop my paper planner. I’d like to be moved over within a couple of weeks, if possible.

New systems take time. I like change, sometimes. I thought I would like this change, now I just don’t know.

Have you considered moving to an all digital planning system? Calendars, note + list keeping?

What have you found that works for you?

If you want to take a look at the digital planner I purchased (at a hefty holiday discount), you can find it on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/listing/631939152/business-planner-printable-business

Hintermost Guided KAL – Starts Jan 16th

Deb Romero and I are happy to be hostessing a guided KAL at the studio beginning Jan 16th.

You can purchase the pattern through Ravelry, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hintermost

Dates: 5:30 – 7:30pm

January 16th

January 23rd

February 6th

February 20th

This pattern includes; brioche in the round, colorwork in the round, steeking

If you are not comfortable with any of these, this would be a good time to get over your fear through team effort. The brioche can be substituted with 1×1 rib on the cuffs and hem, if desired. There are some other simple tweeks that can be done without losing the visual appeal.

Don’t forget to bring your $5, call when you arrive to be let in to the secure studio building.

Looking forward to this squishy, wintery knit!!

Classes at The Studio ~ Start off 2020

2020 is almost here!!
I love the new year, it’s a time to re-evaluate my current projects, and do some serious UFO/WIP evaluation.
I have listed a bunch of new classes at Picket Fence Quilt Co and I am filling the rest of my schedule for the beginning of 2020 with classes and workshops at The Studio.

January + February

Fixing Mistakes

DATES:
Saturday, January 18th 1pm – 4pm
or
Saturday, February 1st 10am – 1pm

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 George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67211

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

January

KNIT TO FIT

Workshop date:

Saturday January 11th, 10am – 2pm  $25

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


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 wool
    Size US 8 needles, straight or circular are fine
  • Pattern will be provided in class

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

Sellers Get Ready!!
Sale dates: February 7th + 8th

It may seem like a long time away, but believe me when I say that the time flies and before you know it the sale will be here.
The new year is a great time to do a deep stash clean-out, don’t miss this opportunity to make a bit of cash on those fiber items you just don’t, or won’t use!
Please visit the website for all the in-depth details for sellers.

LOCATION:
Firebrunette Knits Studio
751 George Washington Blvd
Wichita, KS 67211


To Register:
Call, text, or email me directly to reserve your place in class.
316.633.3217  firebrunetteknits@gmail.com
You will be emailed an invoice that you can pay with a credit card, or pay me directly in cash or check.


Payment Information
It’s important to me that my customers have choices in payment options. To offer you the most options I will have you pay in one of three ways:
cash, check, Venmo, or Paypal accepted by clicking here.

Send payment to firebrunetteknits@gmail.com

You do not have to have a Paypal account to pay, there is a guest checkout feature to pay by credit card.

Minimum number of 3 registered & paid students required for class to take place. If less than 3 are registered 24 hours prior to event your class fee will be fully refunded to you either by the same means with which you paid or, if you wish, class credit to be put towards another class at Firebrunette Knits.

Classes are non-refundable for absences.