Thursday, January 29, 2015

What is a steek?

Functionally, a steek is a spot in your knitting that you plan to slice open intentionally. I took a quick video of my slicing a crocheted steek open. This crocheted (prepped) steek is the armhole of one of my samples for the Fair Isle workshop.

If you want to know more about this purposeful slicey dicey of your knitting, I have a couple of upcoming opportunities -

Intro to Steeking

One Session-Monday, February 2, 6 to 9 pm; $30, supplies not included. Skill Level: Sheep. Instructor: Anne Lecrivain-Cozzoli

Want to knit everything in the round!?! Steeking, or cutting your knitting, is the key to working most sweater patterns in the round, ensuring that patterns for fronts and backs always match and adding speed to your knitting process. We will work on machine sewn steeks, crocheted steeks, and hand stitched steeks. We will also discuss how steeking can be used to adapt patterns to the round. It’s not so scary, I promise.

Fair Isle Workshop

Six Sessions-Mondays, February 16 (6 to 9pm-1st class only), March 2, 16, 30, April 13 and 27, 6 to 8pm; $100, supplies not included. Skill Level: Vicuna, Intro to Steeking and Intro to Fair Isle classes are recommended. Instructor: Anne Lecrivain-Cozzoli

I have been day dreaming about sharing this workshop with you for over 6 years. Come along with me to design your own Fair Isle (or stranded) Sweater. You will be able to customize your gauge (any yarn from worsted to fingering) to my prefigured recipe for a cardigan or pullover (crewneck or v-neck). You will be in total control of the chart selection and color play. We will all have the golden opportunity to steek the armholes. This workshop is a place to really flex those knitting strengths that you have been building and emerge with a work of classic knitted art at the end.

Check out our class schedule for lots of other cool classes.

Happy Needling,