Thursday, April 29, 2010

A New Skill: Day 4 of Knit and Crochet Blog Week

Is there a skill related to your hobby that you hope to learn one day? This is today's question for Knit and Crochet Blog Week.

My answer is steeks! I want to acquire a skill to cut my knitting! This is a technique I want  to learn so I can knit anyone of  Alice Starmore's Norwegian Fishermen Sweaters.


Like this one knit expertly by Oliphaunt Knits.



A steek is a method for putting sleeves into a sweater knit in the round by cutting the openings for the armholes into the completed knitting.

For those of you who may not know what a steek is you can read this explanation on wikipedia.

There are some good tutorials out there about steeking like Wendy Johnson's at Knitty.

Any steekers out there?



Happy blogging!

8 Comments:

Katie @ Yarn Love said...

Oooh, steeks! I've never steeked before, but it is really intriguing. When you do try your hand at steeks, post and let us know how it goes!

AC said...

I'm a wanna-be steeker...

Lisa said...

I never knew what steeks were...but it sounds scary!

Leah said...

I've never steeked yet... but one day I know it will be necessary. They tell me it's not as scary as it looks ;)

WorstedKnitt said...

Wow, that looks and sounds really impressing!

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, another word that scares me. I guess I don't have to worry about steeks until I finally knit a sweater. All in good time, I guess.

Gracey said...

Not sure I could ever attempt that! Just seems so scary!

Allison said...

Who would think that knitting could scare so many! Thanks for all of your comments.