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Steeking Workshop

Steeking Workshop


A Yarn Story

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.
Tapestry needle
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