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A Colorwork and Steeking Adventure with Pam IN PERSON



Are you curious about colorwork?  Have you heard of steeking? Here’s your chance to try both techniques in a small project that is packed with skills to add to your toolbox! You can do it! 

Think of this project as a mini sweater vest for your coffee cup. In this class, you will learn stranded colorwork to create a classic fair-isle pattern while working in the round. 

 

Steeking is better known as... Cutting your knitting! GASP! It’s actually very empowering and a lot of fun! It is a technique used to safely and securely cut your knitting to create holes where you want them. It is frequently used with complex colorwork sweaters, because it is easier and faster to knit colorwork in the round. It can be scary to steek a big sweater, so here is a scaled-down steeking project where you can try out the technique fearlessly. You will learn step-by-step how to steek with a crocheted reinforcement.


The pattern calls for five colors of yarn in varying amounts, totaling only about 76 yards. 

(See material list and pattern for yardage details and color suggestions.)


Skills you will learn

  • Reading a pattern

  • Knitting in the round

  • Chart reading

  • Colorwork

  • Steeking! 

  • Picking up stitches

  • Making simple button holes

  • Weaving in ends



Materials needed for class:

  • Pattern-Steek This Coffee Cozy by Rachel Molenaar (pattern available for free on Ravelry)

  • Yarn- Worsted weight

    • Background colors in same color family (blues used pattern)

      • A - dark shade - 39 yards

      • B - medium shade - 12 yards

    • Contrasting color family (greens used in pattern)

      • C - medium shade - 11 yards

      • D - lighter shade - 8 yards

    • “Pop” color - light or bright color from a neutral or third color family (cream used in pattern)

      • E - 6 yards

  • Needles-

    • US 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs OR small circumference circular needles (9” or 12”) . 

  • Stitch marker

  • Crochet hook size E

  • Sharp scissors

  • Three ½” buttons

  • Darning needle




 

 


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Ambitious Beginner to Experienced - Students should be comfortable with casting on, knit and purl stitches, binding off. Knowledge of picking up stitches is a plus, but not necessary as it will be covered in class.
Materials Included: No
Instructor: Pam Winne
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