A Year of Techniques: Steeks!

By Ann Shayne
February 1, 2018
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  • I’ll second that. I have enjoyed every bit of the year of techniques, even though I am steeling myself for steeks….but I know a beautiful baby boy who will look great in this so here goes!

    • You can do it! 🙂

  • How about A Decade of Techniques?

    • Amen!

    • Hear, hear!

  • Once you’ve cut a steek, there’s no looking back. You’ll want to steek everything. EVERYTHING.

  • Jen and Jim are interviewed on the new edition of the Fruity Knitting podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z7EIGHInwA

  • Fyi athe link for steeks goes to Fair Isle Dominance.

    • Thank you, Marilyn! Link-fixers get into Heaven a half hour early . . .

  • How wonderful to have a baby in mind for this!

  • Thanks, MDK & Jen. This has been a fantastic series & I’ve learned a lot. Jen’s a fantastic teacher – so clear in her explanations. Plus, I love her calm, reassuring, “see, it’s easy”, style! Thanks again.

  • I agree about Jen’s teaching style – she makes everything seem so quietly do-able.

  • My book and kit arrived yesterday! I’m looking forward to trying it, and it will be good to have a baby gift in reserve, just in case.

  • This is a really lovely vest and Jamieson’s is a really lovely yarn, but the idea of giving a toddler who will likely get it terrifically dirty within the first five minutes of wearing (I’m being generous) makes me think you hold a grudge against mothers of toddlers everywhere. Unless this stuff is superwash, it seems like more of a curse than a blessing to be honest.

  • Steeks have really terrified me, but somewhere in the middle of Jen’s video I started breathing normally. I’m going to try a swatch and then if all goes well give it a go. Thanks, Jen!

  • I have always wanted to find the courage to do a steek and use the “real deal” yarn for a fair isle project. Trying something new on a small scale seems the perfect solution. My daughter says she doesn’t mind hand washing such a handsome vest for her little boy! Can’t wait to get this project on my needles!

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