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Old 10-18-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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Steeked baby sweater
I finished the little baby sweater I made to try a steek. The yarn is Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun (100% wool, sport weight). Many thanks to Ingrid for her sticky and the help she gave to answer questions giving me the confidence for my first attempt at this technique.

I used Eunny Jang's tutorial for a hand sewn steek. I didn't think it was hard, just time consuming. I have always been willing to do hand sewing so this wasn't too great a stretch for me. I thought it worked just fine, but I don't have anything to compare it to.

I found the little 11 stitch repeat that I used for the overall pattern stitch on one of the links available at Brigittes Knitting Page.

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And one that shows the inside and what I did to finish off the steeks. This explains the look the sweater has, that it has shoulder pads.

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Old 10-18-2007, 01:52 PM   #2
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That is so cute.. I am too much of a chicken to attempt a sweater. It looks great!
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:31 PM   #3
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It looks fabulous! A baby sweater is great way to attempt it! I was wondering how the steeks were finished off, too. You did a good job!
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:36 PM   #4
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STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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that looks great. I want to try steeks but it seems a little scarey.(alot scarey)
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:22 PM   #6
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Great job.

I just learned about Steeks a bit ago, wish I would've known sooner. Great idea.
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:33 AM   #7
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ohhhhhhh, it actually took my breath away for a second!! Just beautiful!
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:11 AM   #8
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It is just gorgeous! Awesome job!
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:09 AM   #9
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Soo impressive!! That is one technique I sooo want to try sometime. :D You did an amazing job!
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:56 AM   #10
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that is so pretty!! I haven't tried steeking yet never thought of trying it out on a baby sweater first... you did a great job
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