Thursday, April 29, 2010
A New Skill - Knit & Crochet Blog Week Day 4
A New Skill
Is there a skill related to your hobby that you hope to learn one day? maybe you’re a crocheter who’d also like to knit? Maybe you’d like to learn to knit continental, knit backwards, try cables or attempt stranded colourwork.
First of all, 'colourwork'--you Brits and your adorable extra u's.
Second of all, one word--steeking. Let me try to sum this up for you: it's a Shetland technique, where you knit a Fair Isle sweater in the round, without worrying about the armholes--then you cut the 'steek' (an extra line of stitches, constructed supposedly in a way that you won't unravel your entire sweater when you cut them) for the armholes. Let me repeat that last part. You cut the armholes. YOU CUT YOUR KNITTING. I can't think of anything more terrifying, and I'm including J-horror ghosts, clowns, dolls that come to life, and my hair in the morning.
You can check out this nifty tutorial for more info on how to do it, and what your finished product can look like (ominous voice: IF YOU DARE).
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