I had the pleasure of teaching my Bucket List Coffee Accessories class last week and this week at Twisted.
This class covers the basics of two color stranded knitting, knitting a steek, reinforcing a steek, and CUTTING the steek. Not for the faint of heart, but knitters are brave! And it’s such a quick knit, it’s not so scary after all.
Here’s the before picture: Steeks reinforced with single crochet.
Cheri makes the CUT!
And done. Check out John’s double mug rug; a clever way to avoid magic loop/2 circulars/dpns. He used a 16 inch circular needle and will have two mug rugs after he cuts that SECOND steek. Brilliant!
Afterward, we celebrated with bubbly, and worked on finishing our edges. A total win for all. I love teaching knitters to be the boss of their knitting, and what’s more boss than steeking?
Have you cut a steek before? Or is it on your bucket list? My Bucket List pattern provides full instructions for your first steeked project, in a small user-friendly project. Go for it!
In between class last week and this week, I planned, prepped, and served high tea for 60 with my bestie Carole on Saturday. A few pictures, so I can find them later!
It all begins with scones, clotted cream, jam (no scone pic, too busy!). This tea cup is from my friend Kerri in Massachusetts.
Sweets. There was a fruit plate, too, but it went out the kitchen door before I could get a picture.
It was a very lovely afternoon, a welcome respite from an ugly election season. More civility, please.
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Congratulations on successfully building steek confidence. I cut my first steek in high school 50 years ago and it scared me to death. Since then I’ve been able to whack away at many a steek and it creates magic in my knitting. I love to do stranded knitting especially fair isle and knit on circulars. You’d be amazed how easily you can use a steek to make for faster tidier knitting.
Discovered I can’t get to Madrona this year but I am delighted that you will be sharing your skills there with a larger audience. We Portlnders know how to share.
That looks SO FUN!
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