Steeking (3 hours)

Saturday, February 11, 1-4p • $50
Teacher: Melynda Bernardi

This class is sold out but we are taking names for a waiting list.

Ready to take your knitting to the next level?  Get the 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.  This class will teach you how to prep your knits for steeking and to cut and finish off your raw edges--all with the encouragement from other knitters who will be embarking on the same adventurous journey!

Pre-requisites: Students should be comfortable with casting on, knitting, and purling. 
Size US 5 dpns or long circular needles (if you're doing magic loop); whatever you prefer for small circumference knitting
Size US 7 dpns or long circular needles (if you're doing magic loop; whatever you prefer for small circumference knitting
Size F (3.75mm) crochet hook
Worsted weight (wool) yarn in 3 colors, purchased from Spun
Sharp scissors
Stitch markers
Maximum number of students: Eight

To register and pay online for any class, click on the "Book Now" button, stop by the store, or call 734-780-7867.


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.