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Introduction to steeking

Introduction to steeking

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £35

Book with: Ann Brown
at Handmade Workshops Ltd

The Railway
3 Victoria Road
Teddington
Middlesex
TW11 0BB

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About the Course

Push your knitting boundaries a little with this workshop on steeking! Traditionally used in Fair Isle and other stranded knitting, steeking allows you to knit a pattern in the round, then create an opening by cutting through the yarn (yes, we know it sounds scary, but it won’t be – honest!).
Suzanne Strachan, expert knitting teacher and knitwear designer, will teach you methods for securing stitches before cutting fabric knitted in the round, in order to create, for example, armholes, necklines and frontal openings of cardigans.
You’ll need to bring along a sample of circular stranded knitting and instructions for this will be given in advance.

This workshop is suitable for people with an intermediate level of knitting and attendees need bring their knitted sample, yarn and needles used for the sample, a crochet hook of the same size as the knitting needles, a tapestry needle and scissors.

As always, we’ll give you lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.
“never concentrated so much on a Saturday morning! Really enjoyable – thank you”

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee and home made cake.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends