Steeking Four Ways – Tanis Gray

Steeking Four Ways – Tanis Gray

Skill Level
Attendees to Bring
Capacity: 25

Steeking Four Ways – 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.


Must have previous colourwork experience or have taken Stranded Colourwork 101 Workshop with Tanis beforehand.


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 colour combinations to mix it up!

  • CO 45 sts with US 5 needles. Join into round being careful not to twist, pm for bor. 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.

Download PDF file.

Attendees to Bring:

  • 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

Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.


Oct 05


9:00 am - 11:30 am




Level 2 – Ash Room