Steeking

Ann Kingstone

3 Hours

Steeking uses a bridge of waste stitches to enable you to work entirely in the round in situations where ordinarily you couldn’t, eg when working armholes or making a cardigan. It is particularly useful for stranded colourwork, because purled colourwork is typically slow and difficult compared to colourwork that is knitted on the right side.


Many knitters are nervous of cutting the waste stitches in a steek. This class will assist you to overcome that nervousness, giving you the confidence to steek anything!


In class we will cover:

  • Steeking stitch patterns.

  • How to set a steek before cutting it.

  • Options for reinforcing a steek.

  • How to pick up stitches from a steeked opening.

  • Options for finishing a steek.

 

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