The Daily Purl



Today I sat down at the table with the finished body, sleeves and hood of my Aran Coat and prepared to cut my knitting.
crocheted steek using Eunny Jang’s tutorial
The crocheted chains in place, I took out my scissors and carefully cut each ladder thread, working my way up 28 inches of coat. Then 12 inches of hood – worked separately to give you a chance to breathe between the two sections. I cut the last thread, examined the entire coat and slumped back into my chair exhausted. Keeping in mind that I practiced on swatches twice yesterday, I must say the crocheted steek is surprisingly comfortable, beautiful even. Next up….garter stitch borders and toggle buttons.

12 thoughts on “cut

  1. not surprised you were exhausted. it’s still very brave if you ask me. the photos are great especially the one where the crochet steeks look like a spine.

  2. Phew!! we made it! Good job Brooke

  3. whew!!! that must have been stressful!!! looks fabulous though.

  4. Eek! That’s such a lovely pattern, can’t wait to see yours!

  5. you are so very brave. what a stunning coat!

  6. i can feel my shoulders tensing up imagining the cutting. it’s a beautiful coat. a labor of love.

  7. good for you! i’m still to afraid to try that.

  8. Congratulations! You’re no longer a steek-cutting virgin. See, it’s not so bad, is it?
    Cannot wait to see the finished product!

  9. My first thought was “what a lovely tweed yarn”! Then I read that you’d CUT your tweed yarn. Wow.

  10. I’m looking forward to seeing the FO

  11. It’s so nice so far! Can’t wait to see it all finished.

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