Online Class

Cut Your Knitting: Strand & Steek With Confidence


Knit beautiful stranded colorwork in the round and cut your steeks successfully! Learn how as you create two quick, fun projects.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including patterns for tablet and coffee cozies
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Beth Whiteside
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Don't let steeking anxiety hold you back from knitting colorwork in the round! Join designer Beth Whiteside and learn how to strand and steek successfully without fuss or anxiety. During class, you'll conquer new stranded knitting techniques by practicing on a unique tablet case and a fun cozy ; they'’re perfect for building your skills without the commitment of a large project! Along the way, you'll discover multiple methods for working with two colors and how to keep your yarn from tangling, your stitches even and your floats tidy. When you move on, Beth will break down colorwork charts to show you how they can speed things up, and introduce you to new styles of stranding. Plus, you'll discover three foolproof methods for clean, confident steeking, as she lays them all out step by step!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet knitting expert Beth Whiteside and learn about the beauty of stranded knitting and the joy of steeking. Begin your stranding adventure by casting on with two colors and knitting herringbone braid that will form the opening of a cute tablet case.
2. Mechanics of Stranded Colorwork
3. Options for Holding Yarn
4. Knitting With Colorwork Charts
5. Colorwork Variations
6. Securing Steek Stitches
7. Cutting Steeks & Finishing Options

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Worsted-weight yarn
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) 16" (40 cm) circular needle
  • US 7 (4.5 mm), 16" (40 cm) and 24" (60 cm) circular needles

Taught by

Beth Whiteside
Beth Whiteside
Beth Whiteside's love for teaching is driven by a love of the "aha!" moment. She revels in finding new ways to make the light bulb turn on and sharing that moment with budding knitters. She's taught in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2003 and nationally at Stitches since 2005. Aside from teaching, Beth is an ever-curious designer and technical editor. She can never stick to one method or style! You can find her designs published in Creative Knitting and Knitter's Magazine, as well as by yarn companies such as Cascade and Fiesta.
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