As you saw in the last post, I worked the yoke in the round and the body of the cardigan flat, so that I only have to cut my yoke. Today I am ready to cut the steek! Following instructions from 150 Scandinavian Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone, I crocheted a chain on either side of my six-stitch steek, to secure my fabric.
Then, with good sharp scissors I cut down the center of my 6 stitch steek.
The stitches on either side of the cut will roll in slightly. Blackstone Tweed works well for a steek as the wooly stitches stay in place. I like to pick up and knit my button bands and then turn my cardigan to the wrong side and carefully trim the frayed edges of my steek.
To really see how the steek was done, follow along with my how-to video below!
How’s your Ellen or Helen going? Have you made any alterations?