Pick the centre line down the front of the jumper, and crochet two parallel lines either side of it. RSS - Posts. Repeat on other side for the buttonhole band. At a workshop about stranded knitting and steeking a couple of years ago we ran out of time before we could really get to the steek, unfortunatelythe instructor told us you could basically use any type of yarn to work a steeked item. Also, there are two books on my to buy list, which cover this subject as well. They are doing it slightly differently, so best check out both. Here is a good video on this method and tincanknits and Kate Davies Design both have good posts on how to do this. Special thanks to pablanochristopher for mentioning showyoursteeks! And I have found at least one example on the internet of someone working a steek into a cotton top. See my little helper in the last photo?
If you're knitting a sweater or other garment, you need to create steeks wherever you have a seam. When machine-sewing your steeks, before you cut a piece of.
Steeking means cutting into a knitted fabric, for example cutting into a we traditionally steek our lopi sweaters by using a sewing machine.
Have no fear! Here are the absolute basics of how to steek. A machine sewn steek is done similarly but with a sewing machine. This is also.
The benefit of knitting in the round for multi-coloured stranded garments means that the right side is always facing the knitter, which makes following a chart easier.
However, careful consideration and the proper preparation will ensure a successful outcome.
Still not sure? Artesano free pattern collection. The next photo shows the back of the finished Vneck vest. A finishing option for this method is to bind the raw edges by turning the edges to the inside and sewing a ribbon over them.
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Steeking with a sewing machine
|Repeat on other side for the buttonhole band.
The number of stitches within the steek remains constant throughout, so it is useful to have stitch markers on either side of each steek. Or at least what qualifies as cool for geeky-old-me.
Work up one side, then down the other side, joining half 4 to half 5. We were intrigued by this new-to-us idea of steeks and leapt right in. Both hand and machine sewing are suitable for steeking.
Don't worry, everything will be. In real life, you can see the steek stitches underneath the floats that obscure them.
If you were using a sewing machine to reinforce the steeks. Both hand and machine sewing are suitable for steeking. When the piece is complete, sew a zigzag line or two straight lines either side of the.
I then cut up between these stitches, taking care to knot colour change ends.
Working your knit and purl stitches at the same tension is also not easy.
Video: Steeking with a sewing machine Machine Sewn Steek Reinforcement
This results in a tangle of loops across the back of the opening which, when the garment is finished, are cut through the middle and darned in.
You could do a blanket stitch or a whip stitch. You do that once or twice on each side of where you are going to cut.
Steeking with a sewing machine
|See my little helper in the last photo?
Traditional Icelandic steek on my Gamaldags lopi sweater Icelandic Knitter Hélène Magnússon
Thanks a million for all of the kind support. And your mention ot Tiger Lily reminds me that I think I finally have the skill to pull that one off.
Email required Address never made public. Taking scissors to your knitting may cause you agita, but if you prefer seamless knitting, steeks are the way to go. The crochet chains will be placed to the left and right of the line where you are going to cut and will be worked through right leg of the stitch left of the center stitch and left leg of the center stitch and through the right leg of the center stitch and the left leg of the stitch to the right of it respectively.