Introduction to Steeking
Instructor: Amy Wentley
Saturday, February 8, 2020; 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.
Steeking allows you to knit in the round and then cut your fabric to create openings for your arms and neck, or to convert a pullover to a cardigan. This workshop will describe steeking and explain why you would ever want to cut your knitting. On swatches you bring to class, you’ll get hands-on experience reinforcing your stitches and cutting your knitting. You’ll find out that it’s a lot less scary than it sounds!
Experience level: Intermediate; experience with stranded colorwork is a prerequisite, as one of the pre-class homework swatches requires knitting colorwork in the round.
What to bring:
- At least 3 colors of 100% non-superwash worsted-weight wool.
- US size 6, 7 or 8 16-inch circular needles.
- Crochet hook is size F or G.
- A small, sharp pair of scissors.
- Before class, you'll be sent instructions to knit two swatches to bring to class. One swatch will be in stockinette, using one color only. The other swatch will be a stranded knit pattern using two contrasting colors.
- Refunds or store credits for pre-paid class registrations can be made only if we are notified at least two weeks in advance of the beginning of class.
- Missed classes will not be made up unless the instructor was unable to teach or the shop was closed for inclement weather.
- Refunds or store credits for missed classes cannot be made.