Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Bound off the shoulders and ready to ...

Crochet the steeks!. I've decided to crochet in order to secure them before cutting. What's a steek? Just extra knitted stitches designed to be cut open when a garment is being given the finishing touches. It is similar to the seam allowance around the sewing lines for fabric. This is where I cross my fingers & hold my breath!

When the steeks are cut after crocheting up one side & down the other, it is then turned to the inside and becomes the selvage. I think this is a pretty good discription on how to do the crochet steeks on the web:
"see eunny knit".

Wish me luck!


FemiKnitMafia said...

OMG - it's lovely! Congrats! Will you post a picture of scissors near your knitting? I can't wait to see it.

Anny said...

Deep breaths! In. Out. In. Out. Okay, go! (Yikes!)

Can't wait to visit you tomorrow and congratulate you on the wonderful steeks ;0)