Introduction to Steeking

Sat 16th Nov 2019
10.15 – 1.15pm

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. Or, for those of you attending the stranded knitting workshop on 9th November, this will be started during the class and then finished at home.

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.

The class is designed to be taken either on its own or together with the stranded knitting workshop on the previous Saturday, 9th November.

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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