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Eeek! Steeks! by Mary Scott Huff
November 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$45
Intermediate | Advanced 3 Hour Class
Stranded colorwork knitting is lots of fun: Working in the round, easy shaping, minimal seaming; but how do you get from knitted tubes to people-shaped garments? Easy: Make Steeks!
Steeks are areas of knitting designed to be cut (gasp!) with shears and then finished with knitting. Steeks allow knitters to work in three dimensions, creating garments that fit! If you’ve never tried steeking and cutting into your knitted work seems scary you’ll want to take this class!
Materials for class:
3 Class Swatches (instructions follow), Tapestry Needle, Crochet Hook (size 2.5mm or similiar), 3 yards 100% wool fingering weight (non-blended, non-superwash), Handsewing Needle and Thread, Sharp Dressmaker Shears.
Homework for class:
Please knit 3 swatches for class (see attached photo). Each should measure roughly 4″(10cm) square, and use two colors of yarn. If you prefer, you can work one big swatch in the round, to be cut in 3 places during class. Please use 100%, non-superwash wool for your swatches.
Any weight yarn will do, but DK or worsted will make it easier to see your stitches as you work.
Alternate your two colors with every stitch, stranding loosely across the back of the work. On the WS, float one color on top and one color on bottom consistently. The cast-on and bind-off rows of each swatch can be worked in one color.
We will be securing the strands in each swatch using one of three different techniques, then cutting them apart. Eeek!
Block your swatches using your preferred method.
** Doors open 15 minutes prior to the start of class **