STEEKING WORKSHOP with Marilyn R and Marianne
Steeking is a technique that allows a garment to be knitted in the round and the openings for the front, sleeves, and/or neck to be cut. This is a technique that is very useful for fair isle or stranded knitting as it allows the garment to be knitted in plain knit stitch without the need for purling. This ensures that the tension is even and the knitting easier.
You will need:
A Fair Isle/colourwork tube – mug hug?
It maybe DK or 4ply, pure wool – it won’t work with acrylic yarn. The tube may be any size or Fair Isle/colourwork design – remember it’s only for practice so does not need to be fancy or a complicated design. 2 colours, black or very dark colours are not recommended!
Your tube and Fair Isle pattern should be 2 colours and have a steek of 7 stitches joining the edges to form the tube. The steek can be in columns of the 2 colours (lower half of sample) or checkerboard (top half of sample) in design. I think the columns are clearer.
The photograph is on the WhatsApp group.
Knit as many rows as you like – minimum of 24.
Cast off but don’t sew in ends.
Bring to the meeting:
Your tube, plus the yarn you used, plus yarn of the same weight but a different colour.
The needles you used to knit it plus a spare needle which may be a size smaller.
A crotchet hook 3-3.5mm
Small pair of sharp scissors.
The cost is £10 per person.
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