Saturday ALL DAY: No Risk, All Reward Steeks with Ann Weaver
Instructor: Ann Weaver
• How to crochet a steek (no crochet experience necessary!)
• How to hand sew a steek
• How to cut a steek
• How to pick up stitches for a buttonband
• How to knit a buttonband
• How to perform other modifications, such as shortening the body, changing the sleeve length, and changing the collar
• How to add ribbon facing to cover your steek
11 in stock
Skill Level: Intermediate; comfortable knitting and purling and following patterns, and comfortable picking up stitches.
- One or more sweaters to steek – OR – good quality thrifted sweaters in a variety of sizes will be available to purchase for $12/each from the instructor (please bring correct change).
- If you bring your own sweater, it should meet the following criteria:
- 100% wool or nearly 100% wool
- Gauge no smaller than 8 stitches/inch
- No fancy texture patterns (simple cables and ribbing are OK, colorwork is encouraged)
- Beware of complex collars – the more complex, the harder to steek (unless you’re up for a challenge!)
- Lighter colors are better for first-time steeking
- Yarn: around 50 yards of “sticky” fingering weight wool yarn (i.e. NOT superwash) for crocheting steeks.
- Yarn to knit your buttonbands – you can use your steeking yarn or another yarn.
- Crochet hook size B or C
- Circular knitting needles in a variety of sizes, US 4-7
- Sharp scissors
- Sharp pointed tapestry needle (large enough to thread with fingering weight yarn)
- Safety pins or locking stitch markers
Cancelled class registrations are eligible for a refund (minus a $20.00 cancellation fee per class) until September 30th, 2017. After September 30th,there are no refunds for class cancellations unless your seat can be filled from a waiting list ($20.00 cancellation fee still applies). To request a refund or transfer of class registration please contact us. Materials fees are fully refundable.