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Old 09-24-2005, 06:02 PM   #11
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I like the way you think!
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Old 09-24-2005, 09:06 PM   #12
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I like my steek very rare.

I've heard the term but I haven't the foggiest what they are about. Why was it necessary? To increase a neck opening?? I am in awe, first that you can do it and second you can explain it!!
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Old 09-24-2005, 09:10 PM   #13
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A steek is an extra set of stitches that you include in your pattern so you can continue working in the round all the way up your sweater. This way you don't have to divide into front and back for sleeves or work the two sides of a neck separately.

When you're done with your knitting, you cut open the steeks and you have armholes and the front of the neck all done.

Now I'll pick up the stitches around the armholes and knit down to the cuffs.

Best part? No! Seaming! None! Nada!
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Old 09-24-2005, 10:00 PM   #14
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Looks great Ingrid! I do have to admit I had no clue what that was for and what the term meant, so when I saw the scissors near the knitting I will admit that my heart stopped for a sec. Go you!
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Old 09-25-2005, 02:54 AM   #15
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Old 09-25-2005, 01:15 PM   #16
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Hi Ingrid,

This is the best instruction that I've seen on steeks. Thank you for sharing. Someday, perhaps, I'll have the nerve to steek and hope that I can find this post again!

Your workmanship is incredible!

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P.S. Wasn't there some talk of you having a blog?
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Old 09-25-2005, 01:17 PM   #17
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Thanks! I felt I kind of rushed through it--didn't want to make it a TMI tutorial.

My blog is here--Grits Knits. My www is just pictures, down at the bottom here.
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Old 09-25-2005, 01:40 PM   #18
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That's awesome Ingrid! Wish you had done this a few weeks ago.
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Old 09-25-2005, 04:01 PM   #19
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Silver, to be honest I don't think I'd attempt a Norwegian steek--I just don't have enough faith in my sewing skills. You, as I recall, insisted on it!
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:29 PM   #20
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Ingrid, you're absolutely amazing. I really don't think I'd have the nerve to take a pair of scissors to something I had labored over. Maybe in my next life.
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