We did it. We cut our knitting!

Cutting sticky shetland without a net

Cutting superwash with a crocheted steek

Cutting ultra alpaca fine aka ‘advanced’ yarn

And then you still have to sew it down!

It wasn’t as frightening as I expected, all thanks to Jessica. She explained, she demonstrated, and she had handouts!

Buffy the steek slayer

We learned three different ways to stabilize a steek (crochet, machine stitch, and hand backstitch) and then we each took a turn with the scissors.

Steek workshop WIPs

I should warn you that even after the cutting is done, there’s still sewing involved (just in case you need time beforehand to emotionally prepare for this additional step). And then more knitting, of course, but I like that part.

If you want more info, here are the Purl Jam steek workshop project details:

* Tess slippers by Ann Kingston, knit by Jessica
* Mushroom pulsewarmers by Adrian Bizilia, wild mushroom version by Tracey and jellyfish version by Kelly
* Zombies Need Not Apply by Jennifer Tallapaneni, steeked version by Elizabeth
* Celtic Pillow by Janine Bajus, knit by Nan

Also pictured but not published yet:

* Nessi’s super-Trekkie headwarmer
* Sarah’s amazing marine-themed fair isle sweater

Reported by Tracey, who steeked and did not cry although there may have been some swears.


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