10 am-12:30 pm
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Steeking allows you to knit in the round and then cut your fabric to allow openings for your arms and neck or to convert a pullover to a cardigan. This workshop will describe steeking and explain why you would ever want to cut your knitting. On swatches you bring to class, you’ll get hands-on experience reinforcing your stitches and cutting your knitting. You’ll find out that it’s a lot less scary (eek!) than it sounds.
Instructor: Amy Wentley
Prerequisites: Knitting in the round. Optionally, stranded (fair isle) knitting in the round.
Homework: Before class you will need to work a swatch in the round, either plain stockinette or a two-color stranded knitting pattern. When you register for the class, we will email you instructions for knitting your swatch.
Skills Learned: How to reinforce knitting for steeking, both crochet reinforcement and hand-sewn reinforcement; how to safely cut your knitted fabric.
To knit your swatch before class:
Yarn: Either one or two colors of 100% wool worsted-weight yarn (NOT SUPERWASH). If 1-color, a light color is preferable. If two-colors, contrasting colors that are not too dark preferable. Needles: Choose US 6 (4.0mm) through US 8 (5.0mmm) 16-inch circular needles
Yarn: Another color of 100% wool worsted-weight yarn (NOT SUPERWASH) that is a bright, contrasting color from your swatch. Crochet hook in a size that matches the needle you worked the swatch on. US 6 = hook size F, US 7 = hook size G, US 8 = hook size H
Other: Darning needle and small, sharp scissors.
All class materials must be purchased from Warm n Fuzzy.