Steeking (3 hours)

Saturday, February 9, 12-3 • $50
Saturday, April 13, 12-3 • $50
Teacher: Melynda Bernardi

Ready to take your knitting to the next level? Get your scissors out, and fear them no longer. It’s time to cut your handknits! Steeks allow knitters to work their entire project in the round, instead of back and forth. With Melynda’s expert guidance, you’ll learn how to prep your knits for steeking and how to cut and finish off your raw edges--all with encouragement from other knitters embarking on the same adventurous journey!

Pre-requisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: the long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, and knitting in the round. 
Materials:
• Three skeins of worsted weight non-superwash wool yarn in three contrasting colors, purchased from Spun
• Size US5 DPNs or long circular needle (if you prefer magic loop)
• Size US7 DPNs or long circular needle (if you prefer magic loop)
• US size F crochet hook
• Sharp scissors
• Stitch markers
Maximum number of students: 7

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About Melynda Bernardi: Growing up, Melynda never found a wardrobe problem that could not be solved with some fabric, a needle, and thread.  This early proficiency eventually led to teaching herself knitting in college, as a way to keep her ever-creating hands busy.  A few years later, when the day to day stresses of a job pressed in, her creative needs burst forth onto the internet as French Press Knits.
  
Now, Melynda takes great pleasure in sharing her love of knitting with others.  Whether teaching or designing, learning new techniques or writing about her crafting exploits, she has enjoyed finding her place in the knitting community. Her love of efficiency is reflected in her patterns and projects, where she strives to design for a variety of knitters- young and old, novice to experienced.

Melynda has found a new joy in life as she embarks on the wonderful (and sometimes crazy) journey of motherhood.  This may explain why most recent projects flying off her needles have been of the smaller variety, and why new designs seem to be geared toward the little ones who don’t always appreciate a hand knit garment.  This knitter, wife, and mom creates and designs from her home in Michigan, where her hand knits get plenty of use.