Cut It Up: Conquer Steeking! (NEW!)
Sunday, January 28, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Gudrun Johnston
Knitting, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

Scared to cut your knitting? Fear not! With some careful guidance and sound techniques you will be snipping away with confidence by the end of this class! During this workshop, we will look at the various means and methods used when steeking your knitting. Working from a swatch, we will primarily focus on the crocheted reinforcement method, but other methods will be discussed and demonstrated. If you’re brave enough you can even try the Shetland method of no reinforcement!

We will also cover picking up stitches from the cut edge and tidying up the frayed stitches. Gudrun will share examples of steeks on some of her finished garment designs.

Technique Requirements: Some experience with stranded knitting is necessary for this class, as the homework will be a stranded swatch, preferably in Shetland (or an equally woolly) yarn.


Download the homework here.

Supplies for Class:

Colorwork swatch, scissors for cutting, tapestry needle, crochet hook in one size smaller than needle used for knitting swatch, smooth fingering weight yarn (just a few yards), 16 inch knitting needle in one size smaller than used for swatch, 25 yards extra yarn for working the picked up edging (same or different color to swatch).