No Alcohol Needed - Steeks - Fri - NEW
Friday, October 16, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

In this class, we will explore the use of steek stitches and how to secure them (or not) both before and after cutting. Students will come to class with a homework swatch which will be cut during class time. The easiest way to get over your fear is to just do it! Then you can and move on to enjoying the benefits of this historic construction technique. The alcohol will then be less of a fortification and more of a celebration!

Varian Brandon
Session Type
Knitting Workshops
Session Pic 1
knit, purl. Some previous knowledge of sweater construction helpful.
Homework Required?
There are two homework swatches. Choose one or work both.
Both are worked in worsted or DK weight yarn. Solid light color. Not novelty.

Homework Swatch 1 -

Cast on 50 sts.

Row 1 (RS): k25, p1, k8, p1, k25
Row 2 (WS): knit knits, purl, purls.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until work measures approx. 4 inches from cast on row.

Cast off all stitches. Block with steam iron. Let dry flat.


Homework Swatch 2

Cast on 51 sts.

Work 4 rows in stockinette stitch.

Row 5 (RS): k25, place next st on safety pin, PM, cast on 10 sts, PM, knit to end.

Row 6 (WS): p25, SM, k1, p8, k1, SM, p25.

The stitches between the markers are the steek stitches.

Row 7 (RS): knit to 2 sts before marker, SSK, SM, p1, k8, p1, SM, k2tog, knit to end.

Row 8 (WS): knit knits and purl purls

Repeat rows 7 and 8 until 10 sts are remain on either side of the steek sts.

Cast off all stitches. Block with steam iron. Let dry flat.
Class handouts
Supplies Students Need
homework swatch
small sharp scissors
crochet hook same size as knitting needles
waste yarn in different color than homework swatch