Re: [lincolnknitters] Knitting Guild this Saturday - Steeking
- Thanks for letting us know about the mid summer opportunity!!! I'm looking forward to seeing all of you.RuthOn Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Tana Pageler <tana.pageler@...> wrote:
We're at the Walt Library in one of the meeting rooms.On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:52 AM, Connie Bellows <cbellows2675@...> wrote:Hi!As of this moment, I'm not scheduled to work this Sat., so I'm going to try to get to your meeting.. If I'm going to join the festivities, I suppose sawing through my knitting is festive enough! But... where are you meeting?Connie
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Subject: Re: [lincolnknitters] Knitting Guild this Saturday - SteekingThanks, Tana! I'm really looking forward to this.I WANNA CUT MY KNITTING WITH SCISSORS!!:)On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 10:53 AM, pageta23 <tana.pageler@ gmail.com> wrote:
Sorry to get the note about our steeking class this weekend out so late. Not to worry - preparation is quite simple.
All you need to bring is a 4x4 swatch in St st with any yarn you choose. Now, if you know much about steeking, you probably know it is typically done with sticky wool so that it doesn't unravel. But we are just practicing, so if you have cotton, use cotton and we'll all see what happens when one steeks with cotton. If you want to get fancy and do colorwork, more power to you. Just know that we need to cut through St st, so don't do any fancy stitchwork (other than St st colorwork).
I will be showing a DVD where Lucy Neatby demonstrates using a sewing machine to reinforce the steek. However, when we steek, we will be doing The Crocheted Steek so eloquently described by Eunny Jang in her Steeking Chronicles which begin here.
So here is a checklist of what you need to bring:
- A 4x4 St st swatch in whatever yarn you choose
- Yarn in a contrasting color
- An appropriately sized crochet hook for the yarn used in your swatch
- A scissors to cut your steek :) (I just used the little embroidery scissors I carry with my knitting)
See everyone Saturday!