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Old 09-24-2005, 04:16 PM   #1
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Steeked Sweater 101
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.
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Old 09-24-2005, 04:21 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-24-2005, 04:24 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 09-24-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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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.
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So I cut the armholes, and connected the shoulders with three needle bindoff. My FAVORITE finishing technique.
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Three Needle Bind Off close up.
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Wow, thanks for the pictures.* Now my question is, how do you finish the cut edge of the steek?* Mine looks pretty frayed.SnowWhite
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You're supposed sew the edges down along the inside. I don't, mainly because I'm lazy. I just have left the frayed ends and they eventually felt to themselves.
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I bow to your talent and your beautiful knitting!!
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