Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Take Out Your Scissors and Learn to Steek

Steeking and Knitting in the Round.
with Ragga Eiriksdottir
from Knitting Iceland

Thursday, June 23 from 1-4 p.m.

Ragga (raggaknits on Ravelry) is an Icelandic knitter, knitting instructor, knitwear designer, knitting entrepreneur and the general manager of KNITTING ICELAND.

The rumors are true - Icelanders knit everything in the round and they fearlessly steek their cardigans but cringe at the mere thought of knitting a whole garment back and forth. The class covers the principles behind knitting in the round both using dpn’s and the magic loop method. Two methods of steeking are covered, the conventional one using a sewing machine (demonstration with a ready sewn sample) and the increasingly popular crochet method. Examples and tips on finishing are included.

Techniques covered: German twisted cast on, continental knit and Norwegian purl (optional to practice), connecting in the round, managing dpn’s, magic loop for small diameters, steek with a sewing machine, crochet steek, finishing techniques.

Call the shop for more details and to sign up.