Advanced | 41 min
Taught by Kristin Nicholas
Steeking can be downright terrifying, because it requires taking a pair of scissors to your precious knitting. But once you watch this workshop with Kristin, you’ll wonder what you were scared of. Steeking makes fancy colorwork patterns much easier to knit, because you can knit in the round and then open your work up to lay flat. Kristin shows step by step how to knit in the round, reinforce your steeks, cut them and then add mitered corners to create this stunner of a pillow and shed all of your steeking fears once and for all.
Chapters
Introduction
00:50
Materials
01:04
Knit the Pillow
11:42
03:57
06:15
Work the Steek
08:12
04:03
05:14
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Materials: Kristin uses yarn from Color by Kristin from Classic Elite Yarns (a 3-ply worsted weight blend of 50% wool
  • 25% mohair
  • 25% alpaca)
  • Color A - 1 ball of 3281 Lichen (light green)
  • Color B - 1 ball of 3212 Deep Forest Green (drk green)
  • Color C - 1 ball of 3232 Raspberry (raspberry)
  • Color D - 1 ball of 3278 October Leaves (orange)
  • Color E - 1 ball of 3246 Deep Blue Sea (dark teal) Needles and Notions: Size U.S. 5 (4.5 metric) circular 16” knitting needles
  • Size U.S. 5 (4.5 metric) circular 32” knitting needles
  • stitch markers
  • pillow insert (16 to 18)” or polyfill for stuffing pillow
  • ¾ yard of 100% cotton pillow backing fabric
  • sewing thread for attaching pillow back (color should match the border color of the pillow)
  • hand sewing needle
  • sewing machine with a zigzag stitch
  • spray bottle with water and steam iron
Discussion
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Transcript
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