Conquer the fear of cutting your knits! Steeking is a great technique to use to make cardigans out of sweaters and so much more. In a friendly and supportive group, we will take the plunge and cut knit swatches.
Students will learn:
· Crochet steek
· Hand sewn back stitch steek
· Picking up stitches from steek edge
· Finishing steek edges with crochet, ribbon, machine sewing
· Placement and uses for steeks in patterns: creating openings for cardigan, armholes, neck and body openings, pockets.
Skill Level: intermediate; knowledge of stranded colour work and how to knit in the round
Instructor: Aleks Byrd
Aleks Byrd is a knitwear designer and illustrator. She draws inspiration from her Estonian heritage and love of Nordic style into eye catching colourwork patterns. She has published patterns online and the book Color & Knit, Mittens.
Crochet hook (3mm) for DK yarn
Knitting needles 4mm
DK yarn in contrasting colour to swatches
HOMEWORK: 2 Small swatches in knit in the round with different steek patterns (homework notes will be provided)
Length: 3 hrs