Steeking question

Ok, I’m ready to try my first pattern with a steek and actually have
no fears about cutting my knitting (I like to live on the wild side! haha).
I have been researching steeks and have come across three methods
of securing them: machine sewing, hand sewing and crocheting. The
crocheted one looks the most tempting to me but I was wondering if
you experienced steekers have an opinion about which one would be
the best for a first timer? The yarn I am using is a wool/acrylic blend
if it makes any difference. I am just doing a test knit with a pattern
I really love but don’t want to use my good yarn on it til I have it all
worked out! :slight_smile:

Thanks for your help!
Libbie :slight_smile:

I don’t know if it’ll answer your question, but it might help…there is a whole thread at the top of the page on steeking.

I’ve always sewn my steeks on the machine, mainly because I used Shetland weight yarn and there would have been a billion tiny crocheted stitches.

I think both work equally well–sewing is just less time-consuming.

Ok great thanks! The project I am doing is a smallish center panel
for a pillow so probably not so many stitches then that doing the
crocheted one would be too time consuming.

Thanks again!
Libbie :slight_smile:

I have a pattern that calls for steeking and I would like to know not to steek - is there a secret way about using the added steeking stitches or should I just forget about them - does this make sence. ::yay:

If you want NOT to steek, then you just don’t make any steek stitches and work back and forth instead.

Thanks to Ingrid - I thought that was the way to do it but I didn’t want to waste my time and not have it turn out. Thanksagain!!!

Check out the series on steeking on Eunny Jang’s blog - several pages of clear but technical information (and alternative ways to steek).