Knitting - Steeking
Steeking is a technique which involves cutting your knitting and it is not as scary as it sounds. It may even revolutionise your knitting!
If you are interested in colourwork, then knitting in the round and cutting at the end is a much easier way to make particular garments like a cardigan. A colourwork blanket may also be knitted in the round and then cut at the end. It’s also a fantastic way of making an item without purling if that is something you like to avoid.
Teacher: Adele Moon
Workshop Duration: Half Day
Description: During the class you will learn a traditional method of steeking. You will learn how to stabilise and fix the stitches with a crochet hook which will enable you to then cut through your knitting without the stitches unraveling. You will also get to see different examples of garments that have been steeked - both by hand and by machine. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both methods and which method might be more appropriate for any particular project.
Materials to bring:
4mm crochet hook
Your swatch (details below in Homework).
Takeaway: You will leave with a swatch of steeked knitting which you can keep for reference or transform into a tea cosy
Prerequisites: Ability to knit in the round essential on double pointed needles or a circular needle.
Homework: A swatch knitted in the round in stocking stitch on 4.5mm needles with Aran weight yarn - 80 stitches and 40 rows. You may choose to include some colourwork if you wish. Please use a pure wool. No superwash or silk.