Steeking without fear

Class level: beginner to intermediate

Duration: 3 hours

The rumors are true – Icelanders knit everything in the round and they fearlessly steek their cardigans but cringe at the mere thought of knitting a whole garment back and forth. The class covers the principles behind knitting in the round both using dpn’s and the magic loop method. Two methods of steeking are covered, the conventional one using a sewing machine* and the increasingly popular crochet method. Examples and tips on finishing are included.

Techniques covered: German twisted cast on, connecting in the round, managing dpn’s, magic loop for small diameters, steek with a sewing machine*, crochet steek, finishing techniques.

Supplies list: 50 yards of Lopi light in a light color and approx. 10 yards in a contrast color, US5 32” circular needles (bring DPNs if you like them), a piece of scrap yarn, darning needle, crochet hook size C or D.

*sewing machine must be provided by organiser, if not the method is demonstrated with a ready sewn sample provided by teacher.

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