Finish Like a Pro: Steeks and Buttonbands
Come learn how to steek your knits! It’s not that scary, we promise. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a crochet reinforcement for your steek and how to cut your steek. You’ll also learn how to pick up stitches for a button band, and how to always pick up the perfect button band–no more guessing how to space out your stitches!
Level of Experience: All levels—you just need to be able to knit the homework piece and practice a little crochet
Homework: You need something to steek! You can bring something you have ready, but please also bring a practice swatch. For a swatch: Using smooth, worsted weight wool and US8 needles, cast on 24 stitches. Work in stockinette until your piece is 5” long and bind off. Note: resist the urge to make your swatch longer! Trust me. If you don’t have any crochet experience, please spend 10-15 minutes practicing how to do a crochet chain.
Materials and Supplies Needed for Class:
Your swatch, US8 knitting needles, darning needle, extra yarn for knitting button bands, sharp scissors, contrast color yarn in a sport or fingering weight, 3 mm (size D) crochet hook (Size of the hook isn’t critical, in the range of 2.5 to 3.5 mm is fine.)
Materials fee: None.
Cost: $30 for members ($55 for non-members which includes 2022 Guild membership.)
Class size: 20.
How to Register: Send an email to WorkshopRegistrationATSanDiegoKnittersDOT com (see Announcement regarding Guild email addresses.) Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is by check, made payable to SDNCKG – please write the workshop name and date on the check. Checks should be mailed to Mary Woo (address in your Guild Directory).Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment.
Cancellation policy: Please notify us as early as possible if you need to cancel your workshop registration. Refund of the workshop fee requires a cancellation notification at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop. Fees cannot be refunded for cancellations with less than 48 hours advance notice.
This is a virtual workshop. You will be sent a Zoom link shortly before the workshop. The Zoom link is specific to each participant and should not be shared. New to Zoom? Read Karen des Jardins’ Zoom tips here.
Learn more about the August 2022 Guild Meeting and Ana’s visit here.