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Colour work cardigan

Stitches

Colour work cardigan
« on: May 28, 2021, 14:12:14 PM »
Just finished this colour work cardigan did it in the round then steeked it
sewing in sunny Norfolk

Ellabella

Re: Colour work cardigan
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 14:17:17 PM »
Oh wow @Stitches that’s amazing!

I’ve never dared to try steeking, especially up the whole front  :scream:

Ploshkin

Re: Colour work cardigan
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 14:23:44 PM »
That is really lovely.  I had not heard of steeking until recently and not had any need to try it so far.
Life's too short for ironing.

Acorn

Re: Colour work cardigan
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2021, 15:14:44 PM »
Wow, that's lovely!  There's a lot of detailed work in there.  And I had to Google 'steeking'!
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Ellabella

Re: Colour work cardigan
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2021, 16:12:19 PM »
I’d love to try steeking but would never have the courage to make that first cut :scream:

In my head all the hard work and effort would just unravel.

Flobear

Re: Colour work cardigan
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2021, 17:28:21 PM »
Brilliant work @Stitches . I too will need to google 'steek'.

eta Even more impressed now  :loveit:
« Last Edit: May 28, 2021, 17:32:51 PM by Flobear »
A sewing room full of boxes - getting fed up now

Ploshkin

Re: Colour work cardigan
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2021, 17:28:51 PM »
Quote
. In my head all the hard work and effort would just unravel. 
@Ellabella if you've ever tried to shorten a knitted sleeve by unravelling from the cast on cuff you would realise that knitting is very difficult to unravel from anywhere but the top.  When I shortened the sleeves on a cardigan with cables I ended up cutting the ends off with scissors and picking out the short thread ends.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2021, 17:31:03 PM by Ploshkin »
Life's too short for ironing.

Flobear

Re: Colour work cardigan
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2021, 17:33:21 PM »
Me too @Ploshkin !
A sewing room full of boxes - getting fed up now

Ellabella

Re: Colour work cardigan
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2021, 18:36:20 PM »
I think I’ll try it on something for a grandchild first.  :D

sewminds

Re: Colour work cardigan
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2021, 13:22:47 PM »
 :scream: Steeks scare the you know whatsies outa me!
Mind you, Brioche scared me for a few years as well but I love that process now.
You did a mighty fine job.  :thumbsup:
Sew it needs juice! 😁