What is steeking? Steeking is cutting your knitting, and it is a particularly useful technique when knitting colourwork. Using this technique you knit a sweater in the round as though it were a pullover, then ‘steek it’, cutting it up the front, it to create a cardigan.
We LOVE colour! Colourwork knitting includes stranded knitting (also called Fair Isle knitting), slipped-stitch knitting, and other techniques such as blending yarns (marling), stripes, colour blocking and intarsia too! We have tutorials to help you pick a pleasing palette too.
One way that I find beauty in everyday things is dressing my children in handmade items. This is Neve’s lovely Strange Brew, with a palette inspired by crunchy fall leaves.
This post is all about designing your own Strange Brew sweater. It is the first in the series.
This post is part of our ‘How to Strange Brew’ series. This section is focused on applying colour to stranded knitting motifs.
This post is part of our ‘How to Strange Brew’ series. This section focuses on where gauge is important in your colourwork sweater.
This post is part of our ‘How to Strange Brew’ series. This section focuses on specific methods for swatching colourwork.