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Introduction to Steeking

  • 11/10/2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Sow's Ear, 125 S. Main Street, Verona
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  • This class is free to current MKG members. If you need to cancel please email education@madisonknittersguild.com as soon as possible.

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Learn Steeking!

Steeking is the process of cutting a garment that you have knit in the round in order to create an opening in the fabric. The opening can be the front of a cardigan or an armhole.

In this class you will learn the crochet chain method of securing the stitches in the steek, cutting the steek, and how to pick up the stitches.

While knowing how to crochet is not a requirement for this class, a familiarity with single crochet is very helpful.


Using a worsted weight yarn, 100% wool (do NOT use superwash), cast on 48 stitches using a US 8 (5mm) needle. Join and knit in the round, placing marker. Knit in stockinette until tube is 5 inches when measured from cast on.

Bind off, block lightly.

Note on Yarn: a smooth yarn, such as Cascade 220 or Brown Sheep Nature Spun works especially well for first time steeking. A fuzzy yarn or a yarn that is lighter (i.e. sport weight) can make the process more difficult.

Supplies for Class:

bring your knit tube!  (and the yarn you used to knit it)

tapestry needle

Set of US8 (5mm) dpns

Approximately 3 yards of 100% wool yarn in a contrasting color, yarn should be lighter then worsted weight (Sport weight works well. I will have extra, if you do not have this).

sharp pointed scissors

stitch markers

crochet hook, size E or F

Skill Level

This is an advanced beginner class. Knitters should be able to

Cast on stitches

Bind off stitches

Knit in the round (whatever method suits you: double point needles, magic loop, two circular needles, etc).

Teacher: Marcia Bolles

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