Introduction to Steeking

Sat 4th Jan 2020
10.15 – 1.15pm
£35

The Railway, Teddington

Push your knitting boundaries a little with this workshop on steeking! Traditionally used in Fair Isle and other stranded knitting, steeking allows you to knit a pattern in the round, then create an opening by cutting through the yarn (yes, we know it sounds scary, but it won’t be – honest!).

Suzanne Strachan, expert knitting teacher and knitwear designer, will teach you methods for securing stitches before cutting fabric knitted in the round, in order to create, for example, armholes, necklines and frontal openings of cardigans.

You’ll need to bring along a sample of circular stranded knitting and instructions for this will be given in advance.

This workshop is suitable for people with an intermediate level of knitting and attendees need bring their knitted sample, yarn and needles used for the sample, a crochet hook of the same size as the knitting needles, a tapestry needle and scissors.

As always, we’ll give you lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.

“never concentrated so much on a Saturday morning! Really enjoyable – thank you”

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