For many, the idea of steeking is too daunting meaning they avoid certain projects, even though they find the finished item appealing.
Recently Jacqui from Purlwise, which is in Kimbolton, England, contacted us and asked for permission to use the Harriet’s Cowl pattern in a steeking class she intended to hold. We thought the cowl was a perfect project for it because despite it containing a steek, the steek is hidden when the cowl is completed. This means that if during learning the technique people find it doesn’t turn out as neat as you’d want for something like a cardigan, it really doesn’t matter so much. You still get the same classy reversible, and versatile, cowl when you’re finished and learn a new skill at the same time.
Jacqui will be holding the class on two days, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January, from 10am until 4pm. For details of where to book, what to take, and what’s provided for you, see her post here – Fair Isle & Steeking.
Hopefully the class will be well attended and many will leave with more confidence in the technique.