With Anne Podlesak
Feb 7, 1:00pm-3:00pm CST
Steeks become a useful tool for your circular constructions as you learn the traditional uses of steeking, yarn considerations, and when and how to use three different approaches to reinforcing them — traditional non-sewn, sewn, and crocheted.
Steeks are a great tool to have in your arsenal, but many knitters find the idea of cutting into their knitting a bit frightening! This class will take the worry out of how and when steeks can help you achieve the garment you want, showing you tips and tricks to choose the best type of steek for your project. We will talk about the traditional method of adding a steek (or steeks) to a garment knit in the round to add a front opening for a cardigan, add sleeves, or shape a neckline. We will also discuss both the sewn and crocheted methods of reinforcing steeks — great for superwash wools or other slippery fibers, and we’ll explore other uses of steeking, beyond the traditional.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Knitters should have basic garment knitting knowledge; some experience with stranded knitting is helpful but not required.
__If students have a project they wish to have some feedback or discussion around using a steek, they are encouraged to bring a copy of the pattern to class.
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes