Cutting Your Knitting! Learn to Steek Workshop
Steeking is a technique where you knit a garment or item in the round, without interruption, and then cut your knitting to make a flat piece. Sounds terrifying? We’ll hold your hand through it (and all else fails, you can take the legendary Elizabeth Zimmermann’s advice and go lie down in a darkened room with a glass of wine after cutting your knitting on purpose.) Steeking is a great technique for knitting cables, stranded colorwork, or just plain avoiding purling back a large stockinette piece.
We will be making a mug rug in this workshop. This is a hands-on instructional workshop on the steeking technique. While the technique is simple, this workshop is for intermediate knitters who are familiar with and comfortable working small circumferences in the round using double-pointed needles or magic loop technique. We will not be teaching how to knit in the round or how to knit colorwork. If you do not know how to knit in the round on small circumferences, we suggest beginning with a different class.
- non-superwash wool yarn, preferably worsted-weight or DK-weight; you may choose one color or work with two colors.
- Double-pointed needles or long circular for magic loop in size appropriate for yarn
- Crochet hook in size appropriate for yarn (optional, but helpful)
Please note: THERE IS HOMEWORK REQUIRED: Cast-on 30 stitches, join in the round and begin working a stockinette tube. You do not need to finish the tube, but please work at least 15 rounds before the workshop. If you do not do your homework, you will not be able to fully participate in the workshop. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the workshop with your homework.