Classes & Lessons

Announcing Firebrunette Knits at American Maid
Starting in December 2014 I will be teaching classes at the fabulous American Maid building in the Riverside district of Wichita.
I am really excited to have a space to teach classes & spread the love of fiber-y things.
I will be filling the calendar with classes for the New Year, 2015.
For now, head over to Facebook & Like the Firebrunette Knits page to keep up to date, join the Firebrunette Knits group on Ravelry as well. I will also do my best to keep the blog up to date with news & announcements.
Fill out the Contact Form to make sure you are kept in the know:


New Sweater Class

The Basic Seamed Sweater Class is designed to be a first sweater done in pieces. You’ll knit the front, back, and sleeves, then learn to seam them. This class is great for intermediate to advanced knitters who have yet to conquer the sweater. It’s also good for people who have done sweaters, but would like to polish up their finishing skills, or do something a little different. You’ll be choosing a sweater suitable for your skill level from the book, Norah Gaughan Volume 12, which contains several unique and lovely designs.

There will be a consultation session first, during which you will decide on your sweater pattern, size, and yarn. The class is $65, not including the book, which is $14.95, nor the sweater materials.

The consultation will be on Saturday, October 5th, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM.

Then the class will meet every other Saturday: 10/26, 11/02, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/14.

For more information, see the online registration page.

NEW CLASSES FOR 2013!!!
I will be teaching at Twist Yarn Shop in downtown Wichita! I am so excited to join the Twist team of ladies (including my very own sister Cori). Amazingly close knit shop on the cutting edge of knitting & crochet trends. Awesome.

Toe Up, Magic Loop, Two-at-a-Time Socks

DescriptionLearn to knit socks from the toe up, using the magic loop method, and also do them two at a time! Sounds crazy? No! You can do it!

Additional InformationMaterials:
100g/400 yds fingering weight yarn, size 0-2 circular needles, 40″ or 47″ long.
PrerequisitesPrevious sock knitting experience or intermediate to advanced skills.

Classes

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February Lady Sweater
Based on a popular baby sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann, this adult version features easy lace and is a good first cardigan.  This class meets for three sessions, every other week. For details on exact dates, go to “Sections” below, and click “View” (under “Details.”)
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Add to Waitlist Chauntel 7/27 – 8/24 Sa 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM $45.00 View -1
Full Chauntel 8/17 – 9/14 Sa 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM $45.00 View
Beginning Lace
This class is a good introduction to lace knitting.  You will learn two, classic lace patterns by creating a pretty cowl.  And if you want to learn how to read a chart, this class will teach you!
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Register Now! Chauntel 8/31 – 9/7 Sa 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM $30.00 View 6
Baby Surprise Jacket
A very popular pattern, the BSJ creates a jacket that looks like nothing you’ve seen until your work magically comes together in the end.  It’s a great first sweater in garter stitch and with only two seams.This class meets for three sessions, and skips a week between the last two. For details on exact dates, go to “Sections” below, and click “View” (under “Details.”)
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Register Now! Chauntel 9/21 – 10/12 Sa 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM $45.00 View 5

Brioche Stitch

Learn the basic brioche knitting stitch in two colors. You’ll love this versatile stitch and the soft, warm, fluffy fabric it creates. You’ll create a reversible cowl or infinity scarf in two colors. Brioche is a great technique for intermediate knitters to add to their bag of tricks.
Instructor: Chauntel
Cost: $30 — not including materials | Register Online

Materials: Size US 10 24″ circular needles. Cowl: Worsted weight yarn, 50g each of two contrasting colors OR Infinity Scarf: Worsted weight yarn, 100g each of two contrasting colors.

Two sessions:Sat., Mar. 9 & 16, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PMRegister Online

Prerequisites:

Knit, purl, cast on, bind-off, ability to read a pattern (or K102).

Double Knitting

Double knitting allows you to knit two fabrics at once on one pair of needles. The resulting project allows you to do colorwork and make reversible items. You’ll make a cup cozy for this class, knitting in the round. It’s a lot of fun, and a great new skill for experienced knitters to learn.
Instructor: Chauntel
Cost: $30 — not including materials | Register Online

Materials: Fingering/sport weight yarn, about 20g each of two contrasting colors, size US 4 32″ circular needles or DPN’s OR worsted weight yarn, about 20g each of two contrasting colors, size US 8 32″ circular needles or DPN’s.

Two sessions:Sat., Mar. 30 & Apr. 6, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PMRegister Online

Prerequisites:

Intermediate knitter.

2010 Announcement:

I am temporarily living in Idaho with my kids until our living situation in California gets sorted out again.

For now I am not teaching at any shops although I would still like to do knit and crochet classes here when I can!

I do private lessons in your home or at a designated place of your choosing at $15 an hour

For the last 4 years I have taught at Knit & Pearl Boutique in downtown Santa Barbara.

You can see the current happenings on their website as well as my class listings here.

Happy New Year!
Knit and Pearl’s Class Schedule is out!

Entralac Pillow
Thursdays, January 21st and  28th 6:00 to 8:00
The term entrelac means interlaced and is one of those techniques
that look like it’s going to be complicated until you actually do it.
Instead of working one row of stitches after another, you work one
row of blocks after another that is diagonally connected and looks
like it is woven. Pattern included
Skill level: Intermediate Beginner
Materials:
3 skeins of Noro Kureon or Noro Silk Garden
$50.00

Simple Summer Sweater
Tuesdays, February 2nd, 9th 23rd and March 2nd 6:00 to 8:00
The Simple Summer Tweed is a “staple” basic top down raglan pullover
with a V or crew neck that can be knit for a casual loose fit or more fitted.
It has a wide range of unisex sizes from Extra Small to XXX-Large.
You’ll be knitting in the round, increases & decreases and minimal seaming.
Pattern: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-summer-tweed-top-down-v-neck
Skills Level: Intermediate Beginner
Materials: Worsted weight yarn
Homework: knit a 4” x 4” gauge swatch-4 stitches per inch
$80.00

Gaia Shoulder Hug
Wednesdays, February 3rd and 17h 5:30 to 7:00
Using the unique and beautiful color transitions in the Noro sock
yarn, this seemingly simple stockinet shawl keeps you on your toes
with fun eyelet rows at the color changes.
Learn the basics of a triangle shawl with this fun design!
Pattern: www.wildwestwoolies.com
Skill Level: Pattern reading is important
Materials: Noro Silk Garden Sock and size 6 needle
$45.00

Magic Loop Toe up with a “Pattern”
Mondays, February 8th , 22nd and March 1st `            6:00 to 8:00
The second sock syndrome is solved; make them at the same time
with a 40” circular needle and now Chauntel is adding a extra twist to
this class, she will bring a book of  patterns and you will choose one for
your sock.  This class is limited to 4 knitters.
Skill level: Know all the techniques for knitting socks.
Materials:
One 40” circular needle size 2 or 3 depending on your tension,
one skein of Alpaca Sox or Misti Alpaca Sock. Pattern Included
$50.00

Knit & Pearl
5 East Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, Ca.  93101
805.963.3930

www.knitsb.com

FALL ’09 CLASS SCHEDULE

Magic Loop Toe up with a “Pattern”
Tuesdays, September 15th 6:00 to 8:00 September 29th 5:30 to 8:00
The second sock syndrome is solved; make them at the same time with a 40” circular needle and now Chauntel is adding a extra twist to this class, she will bring a book of patterns and you will choose one for your sock. This class is limited to 4 knitters.

Skill level: Know all the techniques for knitting socks.
Materials: One 40” circular needle size 2 or 3 depending on your tension, one skein of Alpaca Sox or Misti Alpaca Sock.
$50.00

February Lady Sweater
Tuesday, September 22nd, October 6th and 20th - 6:00 to 8:00
“A swingy lace cardigan” This sweater combines three of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s favorite things; garter stitch, simple and easy to memorize lace and no seaming! This pattern can be very easily modified. Download pattern from http://www.flintknits.com/blog/?p=151

Skill Level: Intermediate Beginner
Material: O Wool Classic, Lorna’s Laces or Araucania Aysen, Size 8 needles or size to get gauge.

$65.00

Beginning Crochet
Wednesdays, September 23rd and 30th – 5:30 to 7:30
The combination of single, double and the shell stitch makes this adorable beanie an easy first project and great gift.

Materials: Crochet Basics by Vogue Knitting On the Go, one skein of Malabrigo Silky Merino and size G hook
Skill Level: Excited and eager to learn

$45.00

Beaumont Tam
Tuesdays, October 13th and 27th – 6:00 to 8:00
This beautiful Fair Isle Tam by Jared Flood of BROOKLYN TWEED fame,is the perfect addition to any winter wardrobe. Personalize this hat for yourself or as a gift for a loved one this holiday season.
Skill: Intermediate/Beginner
Materials:
“Made in Brooklyn” book , two skein each of MC & one skein of CC of Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca, dozen markers, darning needle, size 4 & 7 in 16 inch circular and size 7 DPN’s

Homework: Gauge swatch 7 sts. in colorwork on size 7 needle or size to get gauge. Gauge is very important.

$45.00

Tiramisu Blanket
Wednesday, October 14th, 21st November 4th – 6:00 to 7:30
This adorable crochet blanket is a great first project that and can easily be modified for any size Mom would need. The Shell border and ribbon adds a sweet touch. http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/TiramisuBlanket.pdf
Skill: Beginner Crochet
Materials: 7 skeins Blue Sky Alpacas’ Cotton or 5 skeins of Cotton Fleece for a lighter weight version. A hook I or J

$ 45.00

Rambling Scarf
Tuesdays, November 3rd and 17th 6:00 to 8:00
Rambling is the perfect first cable project. There is no rhyme or reason because you are in charge of placing cable twists whenever you want. No two versions of Rambling will ever be the same. You will also learn how to do cables without a cable needle if you want. Download pattern at:
www.spudandchloe.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/rambling.pdf
Skill: Know the long tail cast on, knit and purl.
Materials: Spud and Chloe Sweater, size 9 needles or size to get gauge.
Homework: Gauge swatch

$45.00

“Bird in the Hand” Fair Isle Mittens
Tuesdays, November 10th and 24th – 6:00 to 8:00
These adorable Fair Isles mittens will keep your hands toasty warm during the winter months. See if you can find the sweet little bird!
Skill: Intermediate Beginner, familiar with DPN’S and Fair Isle is helpful.
Materials: Kate Gilbert pattern, O-wool Legacy 1 skein each MC and CC, and size 2 DPN’s
Homework: Gauge swatch

$45.00


Knit & Pearl
5 East Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, Ca.  93101
805.963.3930

Toe Up, Magic Loop, Two-at-a-Time Socks

DescriptionLearn to knit socks from the toe up, using the magic loop method, and also do them two at a time! Sounds crazy? No! You can do it!

Additional InformationMaterials:
100g/400 yds fingering weight yarn, size 0-2 circular needles, 40″ or 47″ long.
PrerequisitesPrevious sock knitting experience or intermediate to advanced skills.

Classes

Add Instructor Dates Days Times Fees Details Open
Register Now! Chauntel 9/21 – 10/5 Sa 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM $30.00 View 6

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