For the longest time I’ve been fascinated with steeking, when you cut knits that were knit in the round and turn a pullover into a cardigan. It was one of those things that secretly terrified me and yet intrigued me, so of course I signed up for the hour long virtual class that Fibre Space offered. Why not try it out first on a small project?
Ann Budd was our teacher and we were tasked with making a little cup cozy ahead of class with seven additional stitches in the middle for steeking.
You reinforce the outer steek stitches with slip stitch crochet and then you cut!
Your remaining steek stitches fall to the inside and you can just let them hang (that seems to weird to me just having frayed yarn hanging). Then you pick up stitches in the slip stitch crochet row and knit a button band.
Obviously this is the cliff notes version but it was kind of cool to actually do it on such a small swatch. It made it feel that much more accessible. I try to take one class a year to learn a new skill and to push myself out of my comfort zone. It’s always easier when you have someone there to guide you step-by-step.
I have been knitting, just finished up a project I can’t share until next year and I have a preview knit to cast on. I also dug into my stash this weekend and cast on some very fun cotton rainbow yarn to make my first summer piece of the season. This is also my crazy time of year, the semester is wrapping up. My inbox is always full and I’ve got grading to do and my own papers to write. I’ve got some fun things planned though to share here, so I’ll be back to regular posting soon.