Because I took a steeking class last year at stitches midwest, this little endeavor really didn’t stress me out much. But, this is the first time I attempted to steek a full project.
First I crocheted a chain over the stitches I was prepared to cut up.
I then sewed down each side of that crocheted chain.
I felt confident that one row of sewing would hold the sticky Kauni yarn, but I could easily have done a second reinforcing row if I was at all nervous.
Then I began to cut, which was a lot of fun!
Now it is open and I can pull the crochet chain scraps out.
And though you can still see the front of the cardigan has not yet been cut, but I plan to work the collar first. But this does put me in a position where I can actually try it on and begin the sleeves. (Don’t worry, it fits beautifully!)
I suspect I’ll be attempting a more traditional fair isle soon enough! The steeking was fun.