Knitting - Steeking
This class is fun! If you are a knitter that likes a bit of adventure then this class is for you - Learn the traditional technique of steeking your knitting.
Teacher: Julia Billings
Description: In this session, we will explore how to safely cut your knitting so that you can turn a jumper into a cardigan, resize a garment up or down, add armholes and more. This traditional technique is intrinsic to Fair Isle, Scandinavian and other colourwork knitting traditions and is also useful when knitting cables or other patterns that are more easily worked in the round, for knitting with self-striping yarns and for those who prefer knit to purl...
We’ll look at the various types of steeks, as well as the yarn and stitch patterns commonly used when steeking. Participants will work and cut two different kinds of steeks on their swatches and will learn how to secure the steek once cut and to add a knitted band to the steeked edge.
Materials: 2 completed swatches (instructions for these will be provided before the event), an 80cm circular needle and a crochet hook (both two sizes smaller than those used for the swatch) and a pair of small, sharp scissors.
Takeaway: A lack of fear of steeking and the skills to incorporate a steek into a pattern.
Level: Adventurous beginner/ intermediate. Some experience with cables or stranded colourwork will be useful for the swatching process but is not required.
Workshop Length: Half day