Gain the courage to take scissors to your knitting and learn to steek! Taught by visiting instructor Christina Danaee, students will bring two colorwork swatches and learn two different techniques to secure and steek! Practicing on a smaller project like a swatch is a great first step to feeling confident enough to cut a whole sweater!
Two completed swatches, knit in the round. Any weight or fiber is acceptable, although we recommend a yarn that is less slippery (no silk or superwash merino) and choose something more rustic. Swatches should be at least 8” around by 4” tall (bigger is just fine!)
Yarn of a similar weight to your swatch yarn in a couple of contrasting colors (at least 50yds)
Prerequiste: Knitting in the round and two-color stranded knitting.
A suggested chart to follow for your swatches, although any colorwork pattern will work.
*Important Note*: swatches must be knit in the round, meaning you will be knitting a circle, as if a sleeve or a body of a sweater. This will give you the best learning experience for steeking!
About Christina Danaee
Christina is a knitwear designer from Asheville, NC. She has been published in Pom Pom Quarterly and has written and published over 40 knitting patterns over a wide range of skill levels. She loves working with local yarn producers to create unique designs that highlight sustainable yarn making. Her first book of knitting patterns: Modern Heritage Knits, will be published in Fall of 2019.