Finish Like a Pro: Steeks and Button Bands with Ana Campos (9/29/23 6:00 PM)
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Come learn how to steek your knits! It’s not that scary, we promise. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a crochet reinforcement for your steek and how to cut your steek. You'll also learn how to pick up stitches for a button band, and how to always pick up the perfect button band - no more guessing how to space out your stitches! As a finishing touch, you'll also learn how to hand-stitch a ribbon to the inside of your steek.
Date/Time: Friday, September 29, 2023 6:00-9:00 pm
Completed homework swatches
Extra worsted weight yarn for knitting button bands
Contrast color yarn in a sport or fingering weight
US 8 knitting needles
Size D (3 mm) crochet hook (Size of the hook isn't critical, in the range of 2.5 to 3.5 mm is fine)
12" of ribbon for stitching inside your steek
Hand-sewing needle and thread
You need something to steek! You can bring something you have ready, but please also bring the following two practice swatches.
Make two swatches as follows:
Using smooth, worsted weight wool and US8 needles, cast on 19 stitches.
Work in stockinette until your piece is 5” long and bind off.
Note: resist the urge to make your swatches longer! Trust me.
If you don't have any crochet experience, please spend 10-15 minutes practicing how to do a crochet chain.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Must be comfortable reading your knitting. If you don't have any crochet experience, please spend 10-15 minutes practicing how to do a crochet chain.