New Classes Starting VERY Soon, Fiber Fling Winter Retreat & A THANK YOU!

Thank you!!

I want to send out a huge thank you to all that were able to make it to the Heritage Hut Destash sale this past weekend. It was a great success, and a wonderful time with Mary + many friends we haven’t seen in a while.

Hope to see more of you at local knit groups!!

Fiber Fling Winter Retreat

There is still time to sign up!!!

We are hosting the winter retreat at Camp Mennoscah once again, only this time we are back in the big Retreat Center. More room, comfort, and a bigger kitchen/dining area. Plus, it’s closer to the river so walks are all that more enjoyable.
Plenty of room for spinning wheels, table looms, rigid heddle looms, tons of projects, and TONS OF FUN!!
We do a fun gift exchange, there is a Trash to Treasure table to bring your unwanted items to give/trade, and we usually have a great workshop of some kind.

February 1st – 3rd
$175 for 3 days/2 nights, food included
Bring a friend and share a room.
Call Picket Fence to reserve your spot now!!!
More info on the website

And don’t forget, the Fiber Fairy always visits with lots of goodies, tools, & gadgets!

New Winter Knitting Classes

‘Tis the season for knitting!

January is here (faster than I was ready for) and the new knitting classes at Picket Fence Quilt Co start soon!
Just a reminder, you must register ahead of time with Picket Fence Quilt Co by either calling 316.558.8899, or stop in to the shop on W Central at Ridge Rd.

If you have any questions about classes, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Class Info found on the website as well.

Beginning Socks
$40 + Supplies

This one is coming up fast, but luckily we have plenty of great sock yarns + needles in stock. Plus, there is no prep work!
Traditionally knit socks on double point needles using sock weight yarn, knit from the cuff down with a flap heel and wedge toe.

Thursday Evenings
Jan 10th, 24th, + Feb 7th     6 – 8pm

Pattern provided in class.

Beginning Sweater
$60 + Supplies

Great starting point in your sweater knitting/fitting expeditions.
Basic drop shoulder sweater knit in pieces using worsted/aran/bulky yarn, knit to your gauge, and your measurements, then seamed together.

3 Classes, One Month Apart
Saturdays     10am – 1pm
Jan 12th, Feb 9th, March 9th

Pattern provided in class.

Beginning Knitting
$40 + Supplies

4 Weeks in a Row
Jan 11th, 18th, 25th, Feb 8th    1 – 2:30pm
Jan 12th, 19th, 26th, Feb 9th     1:30 – 3pm

Pattern provided in class.

Dorchester Pullover
$70 + Supplies

This pretty piece is knit using modular knitting for the front panel and a unique body/sleeve joining + construction.
Very entertaining knit!

Jan 19th, 11am – 1pm
Feb 16th, 1 – 3pm
March 9th, 1 – 3pm
March 23rd, 1 – 3pm
April 13th, 1 – 5pm

Pattern Available through Ravelry

Sinister Catdigan/ Dogdigan Sweater
$65 + Supplies

This sweater is just the cat’s meow (or dog’s woof)!
Knit in the round from top down you will have colorwork knitting as well as steeking to cut open the cardigan at the end. No fear, it’s really a simple process.

There is knitting prep for this class that you will need at least 2 weeks to complete, get signed up soon & I will contact you with prep instructions.

This sweater involves A LOT of knitting so classes are spread a month apart.
You will have the choice of working the steeked cardigan or the pullover version.

I am converting it to a bulky version as well, currently working on the translation.


Jan 21st, Feb 18th, March 18th     1 – 3pm
April 15th      1 – 5pm

Pattern available through Ravelry

We are looking forward to the start of 2019 here at Firebrunette Knits + Picket Fence Quilt Co.

Source: New Classes Starting VERY Soon, Fiber Fling Winter Retreat & A THANK YOU!


LESS THAN 24 HOURS Until The Heritage Hut Destash Sale!!

Need to have that one last chance to get what you left behind when Heritage Hut was closing? Now is your chance!!

Mary is clearing out the rest of the Heritage Hut inventory!!

Click for ALL information: LESS THAN 24 HOURS Until The Heritage Hut Destash Sale!!

ANNOUNCING – Heritage Hut Destash Sale!!


The LAST of the Inventory!

You read that correctly!

Need to have that one last chance to get what you left behind when Heritage Hut was closing??
Now is your chance!!

Mary is clearing out the rest of the Heritage Hut inventory!

Friday, December 28th + Saturday, December 29th, 2018
9am – 6pm both days

751 George Washington Blvd., Wichita, Kansas 67211
 Click Here for Directions
Far door located on the side of the building at the north end.

All first quality items that have never left the Heritage Hut premises…until this sale.
Heavily discounted items include:

  • LeClerc weaving items
  • Buttons
  • Books + Patterns
  • Knitting Needles
  • Crochet Hooks
  • Notions
Who doesn’t like to do some stash enhancement right after the holidays?
Fill that selfish shopper in you!!
Copyright © 2018 Firebrunette Knits, All rights reserved.


The Cat is Out of the Bag!! Knitter’s Pride Knit & Purr Holiday Set

The cat is out of the bag – meet Knit & Purr, our 2018 Holiday Gift Set!

Knit & Purr carries a collection of millennium interchangeable knitting needles which are unique in every sense of the word!
The needles are made from a combination of black & red laminated wood which has been interspersed together through a special process that creates a special random pattern.
The process of making the wood has been specially devised and the pattern only emerges when the wood pieces are painstakingly brought together through hand-work.
Packaged beautifully in a specially-designed box resembling a cozy abode, Knit & Purr includes:
  • Nine pairs of The Millennium Interchangeable Needle Tips with black connectors in sizes US Size: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11
  • Four black cords in lengths of 24″, 32″ (two) & 40″ and a set of cord connectors packed in a fabric pouch
  • Free bonus gift: reusable tote bag made in an eco-friendly fabric

This limited edition gift set is available to order NOW!


Shipping included

Call, text, or email to place your order


Anker’s Cardigan Knit-a-long KAL

In cooperation with Picket Fence Quilt Co, I am hosting a summer KAL for the Anker’s Cardigan.
Pattern available for purchase through me (Ravelry shop purchase, it will be emailed directly to you and saved in your Ravelry library).

We did a class for the Anker’s Summer Shirt this last spring and found it a fast and fun knit. Unfortunately this top came in limited sizes. Fortunately that meant that we had the opportunity to learn how to do the math based on measurements to alter a pattern to get the right fit for our sizes.

The cardigan is knit using fingering/sport weight yarn, but many of us are using DK weight like the Summer shirt and doing a little math to get the right fit.

Picket Fence has a good selection of yarns in either the fingering/sport or DK weights, drop in to purchase and get a swatch done before starting our KAL.

Starting July 16th we’ll be meeting every 1st & 3rd Monday, 1pm at Picket Fence Quilt Co.

Come join us for some social fun!!


Summer Classes 2018

Happy Hot Summer, Wichita!!

I just returned from a lovely 10 day trip out west to the mountains where I spent a lot of time with family, relaxing, and enjoying hilly grandeur with pine trees. If you get a chance, visit the Cache Valley mountain range at some point; Logan and Bear Lake, UT would be my recommendations.

Now, on to classes for this summer at Picket Fence Quilt Co!

Registration will open for classes July 1st. Details and pricing will be available prior to registration.

We are already so close to July, and the Fiber Fling Retreat, that classes will start at the end of July giving everyone plenty of time to prep and purchase supplies for class.

First up,  Beginning Knitting Classes
Four weekly, 1.5 hour lessons teaching all the basics of knitting to get you well on your way to creating beautiful hand knits.
Learn two cast-ons, the knit & purl stitches, seed stitch, three most common increases, two most common decreases, and the basic bind off.
You will leave with a finished project and a wealth of knitting knowledge.

Four, 1.5 hour sessions, Wednesdays July 18th, 25th, August 1st & 8th, 1-2:30pm

Next Step Brioche
This class is for those that have worked the basic brioche stitch, flat or in the round, single or two color, and are ready to learn to increase & decrease, creating shapes and patterns within the brioche fabric.

We will be using the Staghorn pattern from Fresh Brioche by Nancy Marchant (brioche guru), and worsted weight yarns.

Two, 3 hour sessions, Wednesday July 25th & Thursday July 26th from 6-9pm

Sipila Sweater design by Boylandknitworks
This sweater!! Swoon.

This class will be for advanced beginners/intermediate+ knitters, colorwork experience is not required.

I used yarns from Daisy Hill Yarns and Madelintosh, but any two contrasting fingering or sport weight yarns can be used to create this beauty. We are hoping to work with Tara of Daisy Hill Yarns to carry her yarns in the shop prior to this class starting in August.

The pattern includes instructions for both the short sleeve top and the long sleeved sweater.
Pattern available for purchase through me (Ravelry shop purchase, it will be emailed directly to you and saved in your Ravelry library).

Three or four, 2 hour sessions, depending on your choice of short or long sleeves, Saturdays August 4th, 18th, September 1st & 15th if you choose long sleeves, 10am-12pm


If you are interested in classes that are not on the schedule please contact me!
Private lessons are always available, and it only takes 3 people to get a class on the schedule!

I am really looking forward to this round of classes and hope you are too.