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Virtual Class: Steeking Without Fear with Kristin Drysdale

Date & Time

Sat, Nov 13, 2021
1:30pm - 4:30pm PST

Location

This is a virtual event

This class is sold out! Please join the waitlist to be notified if space becomes available. 

 

This virtual class will teach you how to secure, cut, and finish your knitted fabric for colorwork-in-the-round cardigans, vests, and more.

Pattern: Steeking Workshop Selbu Thermos Cozy. Optional Nordic cup cozies. All patterns included.

Skill level: intermediate

Homework:  Before the class you will need to knit the Selbu Thermos Cozy so we can get right to work with a hands-on steeking experience. You may also wish to knit the two cup cozies beforehand. The more projects you come prepared to cut, the more steeking practice you will get.

Welcome to Kristin Drysdale's Scandiwork Steeking without Fear (or Fainting) class. Steeking is an awesome trick to enable colorwork cardigans, vests, blankets, and more to be knit in the round (the easiest method) and then cut and finished to perfection. We will learn to secure a steek with a row of crochet and cut the steek. Then we will learn to cover the cut edges of the steek with a button band and how to finish the button band with an I-cord so the steek is beautiful inside and out.

You may knit either the thermos cozy or a shorter Selbu cup cozy—whichever you can finish in time for class. After we finish the Selbu cozy, you will learn 2 additional ways to finish and conceal a steek for a horizontal or vertical button band. We will also cover a whole lot about sweater construction, fit, and finishing. We will learn many ways to incorporate steeks into your knitting, and learn when each method is appropriate to use. Each knitter will complete at least one steek but will have the option to work on three different steeks. Patterns are included for the Selbu Thermos Cozy, and 2 cup cozies. Knit all three, and you’ll have knit yourself a happy Nordic picnic set.

In this class we will cover:

  • Setting up a steek.
  • K1K2tog bind off
  • Securing the steek (crochet, machine sewing and sewing by hand)
  • Cutting the steek.
  • Picking up stitches on the front and the back of the button band
  • Working a vertical button band and steek
  • Working a horizontal button band
  • Working a I-cord bind off with buttonholes.
  • Working horizontal buttonholes.
  • Working vertical buttonholes.
  • Working a single row buttonhole.
  • Hiding the steek (3 ways)
  • Blocking.
  • Sewing on buttons and finishing beautifully

 

Materials

Yarn: 2 colors of Rauma Finullgarn. (or equivalent yarn) 50-gram skein of each color.  Be aware that steeking works best with wool (don’t use superwash yarn). A traditional, toothy wool works best for steeking.

Needles: The cozies are knit in the round so you will need gauge-sized double-pointed needles, flexi-flips or long circular needles for magic loop. And smaller-than-gauge-sized DPNs for the cup cozies.

Gauge: 24 stitches = 4 inches.

Notions: You will also need a crochet hook, an embroidery needle (or a sewing machine), a darning needle, fingering yarn for the steek, and 5 buttons for the thermos cozy (and 3- buttons for each optional cup cozy). 

Please note: these classes will be recorded. Class participants will have access to these recordings for a limited time after the live classes. The Museum may use these recordings in future educational programs after the Nordic Knitting Conference. By signing up for this class, you are giving consent to the Museum to record these classes.

Cost: $80 for members, $90 general admission

This class is sold out! Please join the waitlist to be notified if space becomes available. 

 

This virtual class will teach you how to secure, cut, and finish your knitted fabric for colorwork-in-the-round cardigans, vests, and more.

Pattern: Steeking Workshop Selbu Thermos Cozy. Optional Nordic cup cozies. All patterns included.

Skill level: intermediate

Homework:  Before the class you will need to knit the Selbu Thermos Cozy so we can get right to work with a hands-on steeking experience. You may also wish to knit the two cup cozies beforehand. The more projects you come prepared to cut, the more steeking practice you will get.

Welcome to Kristin Drysdale's Scandiwork Steeking without Fear (or Fainting) class. Steeking is an awesome trick to enable colorwork cardigans, vests, blankets, and more to be knit in the round (the easiest method) and then cut and finished to perfection. We will learn to secure a steek with a row of crochet and cut the steek. Then we will learn to cover the cut edges of the steek with a button band and how to finish the button band with an I-cord so the steek is beautiful inside and out.

You may knit either the thermos cozy or a shorter Selbu cup cozy—whichever you can finish in time for class. After we finish the Selbu cozy, you will learn 2 additional ways to finish and conceal a steek for a horizontal or vertical button band. We will also cover a whole lot about sweater construction, fit, and finishing. We will learn many ways to incorporate steeks into your knitting, and learn when each method is appropriate to use. Each knitter will complete at least one steek but will have the option to work on three different steeks. Patterns are included for the Selbu Thermos Cozy, and 2 cup cozies. Knit all three, and you’ll have knit yourself a happy Nordic picnic set.

In this class we will cover:

  • Setting up a steek.
  • K1K2tog bind off
  • Securing the steek (crochet, machine sewing and sewing by hand)
  • Cutting the steek.
  • Picking up stitches on the front and the back of the button band
  • Working a vertical button band and steek
  • Working a horizontal button band
  • Working a I-cord bind off with buttonholes.
  • Working horizontal buttonholes.
  • Working vertical buttonholes.
  • Working a single row buttonhole.
  • Hiding the steek (3 ways)
  • Blocking.
  • Sewing on buttons and finishing beautifully

 

Materials

Yarn: 2 colors of Rauma Finullgarn. (or equivalent yarn) 50-gram skein of each color.  Be aware that steeking works best with wool (don’t use superwash yarn). A traditional, toothy wool works best for steeking.

Needles: The cozies are knit in the round so you will need gauge-sized double-pointed needles, flexi-flips or long circular needles for magic loop. And smaller-than-gauge-sized DPNs for the cup cozies.

Gauge: 24 stitches = 4 inches.

Notions: You will also need a crochet hook, an embroidery needle (or a sewing machine), a darning needle, fingering yarn for the steek, and 5 buttons for the thermos cozy (and 3- buttons for each optional cup cozy). 

Please note: these classes will be recorded. Class participants will have access to these recordings for a limited time after the live classes. The Museum may use these recordings in future educational programs after the Nordic Knitting Conference. By signing up for this class, you are giving consent to the Museum to record these classes.

Cost: $80 for members, $90 general admission

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