Introduction to Steeking Workshop
Join Woolaballoo on this venture where you will feel the fear of cutting into your knitting and do it anyway! Taught by Vikki Greggs, the workshop will take you through the stages of preparation for and completion of steeking.
Steeking is the art of cutting a straight line up the centre of a knitted tube to turn it in to a flat panel i.e. converting a knitted jumper in to a cardigan. It avoids the need to purl back on stranded colourwork and helps to keep your tension consistent.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of knitting colourwork as you will need to knit a sample prior to attending, plus UK double crochet stitch.
Tool List – please bring these to the workshop:
– Knitted Tube – see homework section below
– Spare yarn used for the knitted tube (100% wool)
– Crochet Hook – 1 or 2 hook sizes smaller than the needle size used to knit your tube
– Small, sharp scissors or snips
Homework to be created prior to the workshop:
A knitted tube using 100% wool yarn with your own choice of pattern and length. Full details will be supplied via email.
Date: Sunday 16th April
Venue: Hamsteels Community Centre, Western Avenue, Esh Winning, Co. Durham, DH7 9LS
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