Elegant Steeks and Bands
Create stable steeks that turn into smooth-edged, compliant facings with minimal finishing work—then add bands that don’t gap, distort the body stitches, or require lots of math. You will be proud to show off the inside of your garments!
Skill level: Some experience in stranded knitting and reading charts.
Material Fee: $4
Student Supplies: 2 balls of smooth worsted-weight wool yarn, one much darker than the other (it is important that these be the same yarn brand)—for example, Cascade 220 or the equivalent; appropriately sized 16” and 24-32” circular needles to make a firm fabric (size depends on your yarn and knitting style); marker.
Bring: 3.5 or 3.75mm (E or F) crochet hook; embroidery scissors.