Zimmermania

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Thanks for the invite! My EZ project du-jour is Ganomy hats from Knitter's Almanac. Here's me and the boy wearing ours, made out of Lamb's Pride.
-But wait! There's more! Also, I'm wondering about making an EZ sweater and steeking it. Has anyone steeked a sweater without a sewing machine? Is it worth it?
-Huelo

7 Comments:

  • Those are great. And cute picture of you and the man.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:43 PM  

  • I have made a baby cardigan with crocheted steeks- it worked pretty well, but I would advise not using really thick yarn for the steek- can distort the edge a bit. There are instructions on the web- eunny jang has a steekin tutorial. good luck!

    By Blogger constructobot, at 6:47 PM  

  • Eeek - steeks! I'm so scared to even attempt 'em, but the newest IK has an article/tutorial about how do to them well. Worth a gander.
    Those hats are super cute :)

    By Blogger KnuttyKnitter, at 7:48 PM  

  • I have never used a sewing machine to reinforce my steeks. I always hand stitch them. Mainly because I've never been able to figure out how to get a tube of knitted fabric thru the machine. I love steeks and they are not nearly as scarey as they sound. Just be sure to reinforce them and you'll have no worries. And I agree, Eunny Jang has a great steek tutorial. Good luck.

    By Blogger Emily, at 10:13 AM  

  • what cute hats!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:28 AM  

  • crocheted steeking is easy and I have found it works well. I also use thinner yarn, perhaps 1 ply of a 2 or 3 ply worsted, and I've only done it with 100% wool, but it works well!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:31 AM  

  • ganomy love! awww.

    By Blogger Jessica / Fig & Plum, at 6:31 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home