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Ingrid 09-24-2005 04:16 PM

Steeked Sweater 101
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Since so many people either ask what a steek is or cringe at the thought of cutting one, I kept a running picture diary of this sweater.

I knit the sweater in the round up to the armhole. Then I put 7 stitches on a piece of yarn for the armhole and cast on 10 stitches for my steek. It was done by long tail cast on since I had two strands, and I alternated the color since steeks are usually done in alternating colors, I guess to keep them nice and tight.

Ingrid 09-24-2005 04:21 PM

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This is a picture of the steek partially done, and the start of the neck steek. For the neck, I put 22 stitches on yarn and cast on another 10 steek stitches, and then just continued to knit in the round.

Ingrid 09-24-2005 04:24 PM

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Once the steeks were all done, I bound off the edges of the steeks and sewed them with the sewing machine, two stripes on each stitch with a space between to cut.

Ingrid 09-24-2005 04:27 PM

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Then I cut between the sewn stripes. The first picture is the body with the neck steek in place, then cutting, and then the shaped neck, all ready to be picked up and knit.

Ingrid 09-24-2005 04:33 PM

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So I cut the armholes, and connected the shoulders with three needle bindoff. My FAVORITE finishing technique.

Ingrid 09-24-2005 04:40 PM

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Three Needle Bind Off close up.

MaryB 09-24-2005 04:54 PM

:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
I bow to your talent and your beautiful knitting!!

InterNette 09-24-2005 04:58 PM

I bow as well. All hail Ingird

Ingrid 09-24-2005 05:01 PM

STOP! Before you get all goo-goo eyed. Just know that I forgot to shape the back neck. Too late now! So perfection is not mine. :rollseyes:

I don't need kudos. I just wanted everyone to see that you don't burst into flame if you cut knitting! :rofling:

MaryB 09-24-2005 05:40 PM

I had to look away when I saw those scissors so close to the knitting. I was feeling a little wooooozzzzyyy!
I'm better now! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Remember, we don't make mistakes, we personalize! :angelgrin:

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