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Topic: Eunny Jang Argyle Vest--My first fair isle and steeks--*FINISHED*  (Read 2329 times)
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bijou_raoul
« on: January 23, 2008 04:07:12 PM »

My New Year's knitting resolution is to make something in Fair Isle & to try steeks. So I found a project that has both!

Here's my dated photo:



I ordered the yarn last week & it just arrived today. Now to get to work!

Update Feb 17th:

I finished the actual knitting component of the vest yesterday & spent a couple hours working on the steeks.

Here's the vest before I crocheted the steeks. I think it looks like something out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.



This is what the crocheted steek looks like before cutting.



Here's the inside of the steek after cutting



...and the outside



And here's an armhole being worked from the steek facing



I just have to finish one armhole, block, and tack down the insides of the steeks today. I think the finishing of this garment is more time-consuming than the actual knitting itself, but it will be worth it.

UPDATE 2/26/08  **FINISHED!!!**



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kelseymelissa
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008 07:57:29 AM »

I can't wait to see a progress picture! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008 10:34:14 AM »

That's an awesome goal!  I'm cheering for you!
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Step off, I'm doin the hump.
bijou_raoul
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008 11:59:02 AM »

Here's what I've got so far:



I think it's going pretty well! The pattern is not too complicated and I'm liking the way the colors look together. I'm just reading ahead to the part where I have to do the steeks and getting a little scared. Good thing I have a whole month to figure it out!
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blomsterböna
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008 01:39:37 PM »

I'm thrilled to see the progress but what are steeks? I guess I'll see if I just wait a while. It looks beautiful so far. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008 04:12:18 PM »

Steeks are when you knit something all in a tube, and then cut part of the knitting to put in other features afterward.....and it is scary....
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blomsterböna
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008 12:22:25 AM »

It looks very good. I have never seen this kind of technique before. And I don't really get it from the pictures. Will do some more research! Waits to see you wearing it. Very good work!! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2008 04:09:12 PM »

I never quite understood how steeks worked either until I made this vest. I think it's one of those things I just had to do in order for it to make sense because just reading about it was like a foreign language to me. I hope to have a FO pic for tomorrow, was just too busy today to take photos.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008 05:01:46 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008 08:59:19 AM »

Wow, I'm impressed! that looks really lovely on you.

Steeks sound scary, though.
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