What always amazed me is that there are many people who don't sew their steeks when they knit with wool. They trust the wool to hold itself together. Not THAT takes faith and nerve!
Only certain kinds of wool. Actually, only one kind that I've heard of where that is even possible. Shetland wool, because it literally felts as you knit it up. I think that's probably why Shetland sweaters last for-freaking-everrr.
and Thank you for the steek photo tutorial!! I'm with you on knitting sweaters in the round!! I have the book and my personal "Knitting Yoda" that is going to tutor me with sweaters when I get through with several projects (target date, 1st of the year) and the steeks don't scare me...the sewing MACHINE scares me...lol!! I'm good with the hands, the machinery...that's where is gets scary !!....But, I can do it...I have my "knitting Yoda" on standby....and you, our very own Steek Guru
Addicted to the Knit is Becka
"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."
The secret of the sewing machine is to swear at it viciously and often. It's the only way I can use mine, apparently. I think I've heard it growl at me as I've walked by. I do know that no matter how long I leave the thread, it manages to spit it out of the needle eye when my back is turned!
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog