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Schleppenheimer
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Posted - 12/03/2009 :  3:27:41 PM  Show Profile Send Schleppenheimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oddly enough, I have never seen a pattern that completely explains how to do steeks. I'm especially baffled/frightened of trying to do a steek with sleeves. The patterns for Dale of Norway sweaters kind of assume that you already know how to steek. I would love to get to the point where I do most sweaters/cardigans on circular needles. So if any of you know a pattern for a sweater where it provides step by step instructions of how to do sleeve steeks, I would be extremely grateful!

abbierose
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Posted - 12/03/2009 :  6:25:58 PM  Show Profile Send abbierose a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eunny Jang posted a great tutorial on steeks on her old blog. It's still up, so check it out. http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/

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marjotse
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Posted - 12/03/2009 :  11:46:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another good source is the baby Norgi http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTbabynorgi.html which comes with an article how to do a steek. It'sa baby sweater so a small irtem to learn how to do it.

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Schleppenheimer
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Posted - 12/04/2009 :  05:05:35 AM  Show Profile Send Schleppenheimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your posts about steeks.

abbierose, I love Eunny Jang's steek tutorial -- it's really helpful.

marjotse, this pattern for Norwegian Steeks is what I had in mind (really cute baby sweater!), except I should have specified more that I was looking for the kind of pattern that the sleeves are picked up from the body of the sweater, rather than sewn in. Is that the difference between Norwegian and more Scottish steeks?
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Ceil
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Posted - 12/04/2009 :  12:45:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is also a "ladder" steek described in "Knitting in the Old Way" by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. I haven't steeked yet (btw, the pronunciation of this Gaelic word is "steyk"), but am eager to try this one. I believe it allows picking up stitches at the armhole, then knitting down to the cuff.

Ceil

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achrisvet
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Posted - 12/05/2009 :  09:39:16 AM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Check this link for steek directions, including how to do a covered steek.

http://www.kidsknits.com/steeks_introduction.html

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