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GinnyG
07-26-2009, 01:43 PM
This is my third stranded steek project and I am in love with steeking. Once you get over the "fear" it's an almost giddy feeling to take a pair of shears to your work!

The Pewter Fasteners for this project are on order but other than that it is finished.

Pattern is Arnhild's Knitting Studio AH 1005 New Setesdal
Yarn Rauma Strikkegarn 3 ply
Needles Addi size 4 circular.
Time to knit was almost 8 weeks but I did several small projects in between and had a 10 day vacation somewhere in the middle.

KnittingNat
07-26-2009, 01:52 PM
Fabulous!!! Gorgeous sweater and i have to agree - steeking is fun :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
07-26-2009, 02:42 PM
That's beautiful! I can't wear wool so steeked projects are iffy for me.

Ingrid
07-26-2009, 03:37 PM
:cheering:Looks awesome!!:thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
07-26-2009, 06:31 PM
This is simply DIVINE! Wonderful! Great! Inspiring!
What a perfect project! I adore it!

Oh, and did I say I love your work?? :heart::heart::heart:

mwhite
07-26-2009, 06:58 PM
Just beautiful, Ginny! Very classic and OMG!! Great work!:yay:

dturner
07-26-2009, 09:06 PM
Gorgeous! It looks like it would take much longer than eight weeks. I'm sure it would for me! LOL

bambi
07-26-2009, 10:20 PM
Beautiful work!

Bambi

wezyus
07-27-2009, 01:13 AM
Gorgeous n So beautiful, esp the colors matching

Slim
07-27-2009, 07:40 AM
Wow! It's stunning! Wonderful work.

WandaT
07-27-2009, 08:58 AM
That is fabulous!!!! Great job!

margz3
07-27-2009, 11:53 AM
Stunning! Stranding and steeking - way out of my reach lol!

ladyjessica
07-27-2009, 01:03 PM
Ginny, this is just absolutely gorgeous!! My brain doesn't understand how steeking works without ruining the knitting, so I have to tip my hat to you for making such a beautiful garment. Great job!:cheering:

GinnyG
07-27-2009, 01:10 PM
Stranding and Steeking are two of the best kept secrets of knitting. They are MUCH easier than they appear and once you have accomplished them everyone thinks you are a knitting Goddess!

I am TOTALLY addicted.

stitchabit
07-27-2009, 02:07 PM
I have never heard of it... The sweater is absolutely gorgeous:yay: :yay: :yay: I am jealous.

Sknitter56
07-27-2009, 06:36 PM
Ginny...that is absolutely gorgeous! Steeking is one thing I've never done. I'm sure like most things in knitting, it looks a lot harder than it actually is. But, I do fear taking a pair of scissors to something I've knitted. You're a brave girl:) I really do want to try that one day.
Mary

lulubell
07-28-2009, 12:33 AM
GinnyG that is one beautiful garment! I don't think I would have the courage to CUT into something I had knitted, but I guess if one sewed down first it would be Ok - Ooooooooooh I dont think I could do it somehow! It would be a bit like doing surgery on yourself.

Dimpledapple
07-29-2009, 12:31 AM
It's fabulous!! I still can't help but feel queasy at the thought of scissors coming anywhere near my knitting :oo:

CognizantAmiga
07-29-2009, 01:29 PM
Beautiful! :inlove:

And how brave you sound! I have trouble cutting off the yarn after bind off -- can't imagine trying steeking yet!

Debkcs
07-30-2009, 12:04 PM
Ginny, you are an amazing, and inspiring knitter. What a beautiful sweater; love the color, the pattern, everything about it.

cheley
08-01-2009, 09:36 AM
Stranding and steeking:passedout: That is beautiful!!!!!!!!!! I am loving the colors, Ginny, that looks so professional and comfy....Awesome job:thumbsup:

The.Knitter
08-01-2009, 10:50 AM
WOW! Breathtaking! Gorgeous! Words just are not good enough for this beautiful piece of work.

nemaent
08-01-2009, 08:15 PM
What a wonderful project -- simply stunning! I must try steeking some day.