Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Yarn Along: Steek Preparedness

My handspun owls sweater is zipping along!  I finally joined the sleeves and body and have been working on the owl cables this week.  As I plan to steek it open into a cardigan, I spent some time reading the excellent tutorials by Kate Davies.
That led me to her brand new book, Yokes, which has been incredibly inspiring and informative. I've settled on the steek and button band from the Epistrophy cardigan. It's such a clean finish, with ribbon sewn over the steek edges. 

Because this is my second steeking project, I'm not anxious, but I do get a pang of guilt at the thought of cutting through all of that handspun.  There will be no going back after this. It's fitting fate for fiber that was prepared twice, spun up, then knitted into a complete sweater, only to be frogged back into yarn without being worn much. I think it deserves to be irrevocably finished, once and for all. Wish me luck!


elizabeth said...

do look forward to hearing about this!!! and seeing the final product! :)

Michaela said...

I love you and all you do. :)

Lilly's Mom said...

I had never heard of steeking and I had to google it and see what it's about. I do admire your skills to do this type of project. I'm sure your sweater will be lovely.