This is it. The joy of steeks—a fitting, wild conclusion to a brilliant year of learning new things. We’re at the grand finale, the culmination of A Year of Techniques.
In the MDK Shop
All I’m saying is: I wish I’d had an adorable baby pattern when I learned to cut a steek. And I sure wish I’d had Jen Arnall-Culliford talking to me along the way.
The project of the month is from the great colorwork designer (and MDK contributor!) Mary Jane Mucklestone. It’s called Oorik (Shetland dialect for “small person”), and it’s a perfect match of pattern and yarn.
Jen’s video tutorial, up top, will ease your mind. She goes through preparing the steek, cutting it, and even creating a crochet stabilizer if you’re really wanting a sense of security. As usual, she’s cool and calm. I’d like Jen to hang out at my house to talk me through pretty much anything.
How to Get in on Oorik
Get the pattern. If you already own a copy of A Year of Techniques, you’re set. If you need to obtain your copy, the print edition is available in the MDK Shop. (It includes a download code for the ebook edition.) The ebook-only edition, which includes all 12 patterns, and tutorials for the whole program, is available on Ravelry and from Arnall-Culliford Knitwear.
The yarn for Oorik is also available from Arnall-Culliford Knitwear in their three-project Winter Kit for A Year of Techniques. When you order this kit, you’ll be set for these last three months of projects for A Year of Techniques.
All the video tutorials for A Year of Techniques are here.