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Saturday 09/16/2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
*Knitting Special techniques
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Steeks Demystified with Jeffrey Wall
Steeks are the way to put openings into knitted tubes (necks, armholes, cardigan openings, etc.). Yes, they do involve cutting your piece of knitting, but fear not! This lecture/demo will cover the process step-by-step from how to cast on, different ways to work the steek stitches, blocking, sewing, or crocheting to secure the stitches, cutting, picking up stitches for steek bands, and finishing. You'll work on a single-color sample in class. A bonus stranded pattern is provided to try out the full technique at home.
DK or fingering-weight 100% wool yarn will be provided. (If allergic to wool, please bring your own yarn.) A set of DPNs or circular needles in size 3.0mm/US 2.5 for fingering or 4.0mm/US 6 for DK-weight yarns for your preferred method of knitting in the round over a small number of stitches