Steeking Porn!!! (I can only imagine my spam!)

The armhole cut edge

 

The armhole outer edge

The armhole outer edge

the finished neck

the finished neck

The neck cut edge

The neck cut edge

I did some cutting up of my knitting a few days ago. This isn’t an activity that I frequently indulge in, so really, a smarter person than I would have thought to take a few pictures of it, what with it not being something that I often do. But I didn’t, forgive me — I have stresses. Anyway, the steek happened, but there is no documentation of it, aside from the cut edge of my knitting. Above are all the finished shots — at least till I do a few more things to it.

In this sweater, I think that I have learned the secret to the perfect steek. I’ve done them before, so there was little that was new, but still, running your beautiful knitting through a machine that is temperamental at best is a bit of a nerve wracking activity. Anyway. The first one I went slow because I was a little nervous, and of course ended up with a wavy and winding seam. But the next time, I just let the machine go (I floored that bitch!) and zoomed down the next seem. It was straight and narrow as could be. So, whomever said “Haste makes waste” was not a person who cut up their knitting.

And I also, because you are supposed to do two rows of machine stitching I did one in a light zig-zag and I think that I like it a little bit better. Let that be a clip and save.

Also, to beat this subject into the ground. Try the V-neck in the round. It is so cool. You knit the sweater in the round, and when you get to where you want the neck to be you make decreases at the center of the front with steek stitches in the center and decrease till you’ve gotten rid of about six inches worth, and then work it straight till your done. There is the big pouch in the center of the sweater and it looks so awkward till you cut it and then it opens up to a beautiful V-neck. This is certainly something that I’ll be doing again.

I hope to have everything done in a few days.

Now that this is done I’m thinking about what it is that I should tackle next. I’m thinking that the Shaded Aspen Leaf sweater would be a good one to do next. That would serve as a great companion to the upcoming stretches of garter stitch on my Shetland sweater. Any suggestions?

Oh, and one more thing.

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the steek photos. I like to know it can be done successfully 😉
    I tried to do the steeked V-neck on my last sweater but that didn’t turn out because I lost a ball of yarn and didn’t find it til I ripped the sweater out. I shall have to try again! My sewing machine would not dare to be temperamental – that is my role in our relationship.

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