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09-27-2006, 02:16 PM
i am new here to the forums, but it looks like a wonderful place to ask questions....so here goes....
what are "steeks"....i am interested in knitting in the round and i keep hearing about these but have no idea what they are????
thank you so much for your help!!!
09-27-2006, 02:37 PM
This (http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/01/steeking_chronicles_the_should.html) is a great series on steeking. Have yet to try it (and not sure I ever want to), but she explains everything very thoroughly.
09-27-2006, 02:45 PM
I've done steeks and they're not as scary as they sound. They are extra stitches that you knit and later cut so you can knit all the way up a sweater in the round. You make steek stitches for the armholes and sometimes for the neck shaping. You can also do a cardigan in the round with steek stitches up the front opening, which you cut open later for the front of the sweater.
I showed some of the steps on a sweater I did here (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4045&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=101=)