Snip your Knits: Steek with Confidence!
Thursday, May 14, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tips & Techniques
The thought of cutting into your knits might be scary but no need to fear! In this class, you'll be guided through snipping your stitches using a crochet steek and leave with the knowledge and confidence for your first steeking project! Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, working in the round, have knit a few accessories, advanced colorwork, beginner crochet
When choosing the yarns, choose a yarn that is pure wool or 90% wool blend. Non-animal fibers such as cotton and acrylic are not appropriate for this class.
Using DK-weight yarn and 4.5mm (US 7) DPNs (or long circular needle if using magic loop method), cast on 53 sts using the long-tail cast-on. Place a beginning of round marker and join in the round. Knit each round until your sample measures 2 inches/5 cm in height. Introduce a contrasting color:
Next Round: *K3 in MC, k3 in CC*; repeat between *--* until the last 5 sts, *k1 in MC, k1 in CC* twice, k1 MC.
Repeat this colorwork round until the colorwork section measures 1 inch/2.5 cm. Bind off all sts with any preferred bind off method, cut the yarn, and bring to class.
Abbreviations: CC - contrasting color, k - knit, MC - main color.
Supplies for Class:
In addition to your homework, please bring 1 fingering weight yarn in a high contrasting color to your homework, crochet hook size G-6 (4mm), and your favorite sharp scissors! When choosing the yarn, choose a yarn that is pure wool or 90% wool blend. Non-animal fibers such as cotton and acrylic are not appropriate for steeking.