Teacher: Stella Lange
Get your scissors out and master the steek. Steeking is a method by which knitting is prepared for cutting. Steeks are a colourwork knitters secret weapon, valuable for anyone who loves to knit in the round.
Steeking was once considered the knitters equivalent of running with scissors. Elizabeth Zimmerman wrote that some knitters needed a drink and wee lie down after their first steek. There will be scissors but there will not be running – this is an excellent opportunity to attempt your first steek with guidance and peer support. You’ll wonder what all the fuss was about afterwards, there is no stopping once you’ve done your first.
This workshop will introduce two common methods of seeking and look at what to do next. We will cover both hand-sewn and crochet steek techniques, and then will showcase two methods of adding a neat finish to a steeked edge.
Suitable for beginner knitters and beyond. Participants should be able to knit, thread and use a yarn-sized sewing needle, and know one end of a crochet hook from the other.