Steeked Cup Cozy - $45

Saturdays, September 19th, 12-2p & September 26th, 12-4p

Most knitters would never dream of taking a sharp pair of scissors to their work, but this class will have you doing just that!  Steeking, the process of strategically cutting your colorwork knitting, lets us turn something that we knit in the round (like a pullover) into something flat (like a cardigan).  In the first session of this class, students will learn some stranded-knitting tricks while beginning to knit a coffee cup cozy.  Class meets again a week later, during which time we will guide you step-by-step through securing, cutting, and finishing your cozy.  Join us and experience how liberating steeking can be!

Prerequisites: Classic Hat class or experience working with double-pointed needles; basic crochet skills are helpful

Supplies:

  • Small amounts of 6 colors Harrisville Shetland or other light sport-weight wool yarn
  • US #3 double pointed needles
  • Basic knitting supplies (stitch markers, Chibi/yarn needle, etc)
  • US C crochet hook
  • Sharp scissors
  • Button

Skills Learned:

  • Working stranded colorwork in the round and how to manage yarns
  • Reading a colorwork chart
  • Working a steek into a knitting pattern
  • Stabilizing steek stitches via crochet; machine-sewing stabilization will be discussed
  • Cutting and securing the edges of a steek
  • Working a small crochet edging and buttonhole