Steeking 4 Ways with Tanis Gray

About Steeking 4 Ways with Tanis Gray

Interested in steeking but the thought of taking scissors to your knitting sends shivers down your spine? We’ll learn how to secure and cut our knitting 4 different ways with ease on swatches before you tackle that sweater pattern you’ve had your eye on! You’ll learn the single crochet method (no crochet experience necessary), the backstitch method, the needle felting method, and the sewing machine method making you a more powerful knitter!

Materials, Equipment, and Supplies the Student Must Bring to Class

• 4 completed swatches in 100% wool (see homework. Only make 3 if you plan on watching the sewing machine technique only)
• Tapestry needle
• 20 yards fingering weight wool (100% wool – no superwash)
• Sharp scissors
• Size F Crochet Hook
• US 5 & 7 needles (use the ones you used for the homework)
• 10-15 Removable stitch markers
• Clover Needle Felting Tool
• Clover Needle Felting Mat
• Optional sewing machine (I will be demoing this in class, but if you’d like to do it on your own with me, have your machine out and set up with brightly colored thread)

Materials Fee (to be paid directly to the instructor)



Note: Completed swatches for homework are a must for this workshop! You will not be able to steek in class without them. The swatches are knit in a small circumference, so use whichever method you are comfortable with – DPNs, 2 circulars, or magic loop. Swatches should be knit in 2 shades highly contrasting worsted weight. If you wish, use different color combinations to mix it up!
• CO 45 sts with US 5 needles. Join into round being careful not to twist, pm for beginning of round. Work [knit 1 round, purl 1 round] three times.
• Switch to US 7 needles and work rounds 1-25 of chart.
• Switch to smaller needles and work [knit 1 round, purl 1 round] three times.
• BO knitwise.
Chart for swatch (click to enlarge):

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Single 3-hour session on Wednesday, May 1, at 1 pm ET.

Class Location

Howard County Fairgrounds – Fair Office

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Steeking 4 Ways with Tanis Gray
Tanis Gray

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Tanis Gray

    Tanis Gray Chang believes that we are stronger together. When we respect each other, listen, learn, and educate, we can lift each other up and thrive as humans. All are welcome here, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, fiber/material choice, or crafting style. A graduate of RISD, Tanis lives in Northern VA with her Mechanical Engineer husband and two children. She has been in the creative field for many years and has worked on projects with Warner Brothers, Lucasfilm, Tim Burton, and Disney. With over 650 published knitting designs in her portfolio, her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide. She is the author of many renowned knitting books including Knit Local: Celebrating America’s Homegrown Yarns, The Official Nightmare Before Christmas Knitting Book, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Knits, and the Official Disney Knitting Book.

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