Steeks

kiwiknitter's picture

I am searching for information on doing steeks.  Anyone out there doing them or had experience to share?  If you can contribute to any of the following, it would be appreciated:

1. Any references (book or on-line) for doing steeks;

2. Any experience you've had and tips you'd like to share;

3. The different methods for doing a steek; and,

4. How to do steeks for necklines, cardigan fronts and armholes.

Cheers!

News to me, I had no idea

News to me, I had no idea that any such thing existed. Now I'm enlightened! Good luck.

Knit away, knit away

Tallguy's picture

There is one more video I

There is one more video I want to add to the list by stickywarp.  It's about the best I've seen on this topic.  It's "Cardigan Details" by Meg Swanson (available from Schoolhouse Press) on DVD.  You see her knitting the whole sweater, and then she actually takes the scissors and cuts it! And then picks up and knits the sleeves downwards.  Very simple technique and all sweaters should be done that way!  LOL  In fact, many of the sweaters that are on tape by Meg or EZ use steeks.  Check it out at your local guild library.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Sure No Prob!You take a

Sure No Prob!

You take a couple of steeks, season well, place on a hot grill, give them a quarter turn when seared.  About 4 min. per side should give you medium.  Serve with your favorite steek sauce, mine is bearnaise.

Seriously, this is total confusion for me.  I am going to have to read more carefully when I get the chance and the inclination to concentrate.  Best of luck!

Kiwi,

http://www.tradewindknits.com/tbsteek.html

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/FEATsteeks.html

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/01/the_steeking_chronicles_puttin.html

http://www.streetsandyos.com/archives/baby_norgi/index.php

And, for you first project, a sweater for a teddy bear, please go to:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/threadybear/join?

and join.   The pattern is in there and lots of support files.  I just applied to be a member too!  We can do it together!  Woo Hoo!

This way we'll make a practice sweater before going whole hog into a full-fledged Gansey.

 HTH,

~Mike in Tampa

~Der Gefährliche Schal-Stricker

Yahoo Id: stickywarp2001

First Time = A Mistake

2nd Time = A Mistake

3rd Time = A Pattern!

 

MMario's picture

oh - sure - talk people into

oh - sure - talk people into threadybear. I started it last december - and have maybe 4 rows done. guilt me into picking it back up.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.

YOU CAN DO IT, MARIO ! ! ! I

YOU CAN DO IT, MARIO ! ! ! I just know it!  Come on.  It'll be fun.  Then we'll get you and Kiwi a set of 17" steel DPN Weapons and we'll start creating havoc amongst the Great Unwashed ! ! !  How KEWL does *that* sound?   HA!

Promise me you'll think about it, ok?Innocent 

~Der Gefährliche Schal-Stricker

Yahoo Id: stickywarp2001

First Time = A Mistake

2nd Time = A Mistake

3rd Time = A Pattern!

 

MMario's picture

I actually need to get back

I actually need to get back to work on it, as the intended recipient teddy belongs to a psuedo-niece who is getting married this fall, and I cannot knit her wedding gift shawl until I finish the threadyybear.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.

MMario's picture

I find Eunny Jang to be

I find Eunny Jang to be clear and concise.

Steek Tutorial

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.