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Sun 27th Oct: STEEKING: Making the Cut with Renée Callahan

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  • Sunday 27th Oct 2018: 2pm - 5pm

    Making the Cut: STEEK YOUR KNITTING

    If you've ever wanted to give steeking a go, but too scared to do it unsupervised, here's your opportunity try this amazing technique with Renée's expert guidance!

    - How to prepare your fabric
    - Cutting your steek
    - How to finish the raw edges

    Check out these gorgeous patterns which require a steek here on Ravelry.

    Some really great reasons to learn to STEEK:

    1. Makes sweater knitting easier!
    You can knit the whole sweater in the round, rather than back and forth in rows (no purling!). Super handy if you're making a colourwork piece. When you're finished, just make cuts for arm holes and any other openings you might need, like your neck!

    2. Colourwork with gradient yarn
    When you want the colour to flow on the front and the back.

    3. Upcycle an old sweater
    Steeking can help you make fitting modifications, or even turn it into a cardigan!

    4. Make cardigan knitting easier
    Instead of knitting a cardigan in several sections (and all that sewing!), just knit it in the round and steek!

    5. Street cred and bragging rights!

  • Class Duration:
    3 hours, starting 2pm sharp. Please arrive 10 mins before class time.

    Students should be confident knitting in the round and working stranded knitting.

    Class Materials:
    You will need:
    - 3 stranded 
    colourwork swatches worked in DK weight (made in advance from the homework info sent in advance
    - a crochet hook which is a slightly smaller size the of the needles used for the swatches
    - 10-20g 4-ply waste yarn
    - tapestry needle
    - small, sharp scissors

    We are sorry but we cannot offer refunds on classes if you are unable to attend for whatever reason, unless we are able to refill your spot.
  • About Renée, aka EastLondonKnit:

    After studying fashion design with knitwear at Central Saint Martins college, I began to hoard yarn and a range of knitting machines. I love textiles and technical challenge of knitting. There is real joy in producing something both useful and beautiful.

    I am constantly creating new patterns and combinations of texture and colour and spend as much time as I can hand knitting. I love to see new knitters taking to the needles and teach a range of knitting classes.

    I have a podcast and have taught a class on machine knitting.

    'Renée Callahan is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher who loves slow fashion and believes in making and sharing beautiful, useful things.'

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