For those not familiar with the term “steeking”, it’s basically when you’ve knit something in a circle and need to open it up. Most of the time, this is due to colorwork, which most of us feel is so much easier to do from the knit side, or when you’re making a cardigan and would rather not have to purl every other row. Some knitters like purling . . most that I know do not. Knitting in the round means all knitting and no purling, then the center area is reinforced and cut, and then the button band is added and you have a cardigan.
Depending on how much knitting time I have today, I think I’ll get the main part of this sweater finished so maybe I’ll get started on the steeking part this weekend.
This will be my first steeked project and I’m a little nervous but it’s just yarn so . . might as well jump in and do it, right? That’s what I keep telling myself.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but probably 35 or more years ago when I was knitting, I’d knit about this much of a sweater, then pay someone to do the sleeves and finish it for me. I’ve thought about paying someone to do the steeking for me but I really want to learn to do it so . . I’m going to do it!