Sheepy Steeky Coasters
You dream of steeking, but you’re afraid to take the plunge? The Sheepy Steeky Coasters are a great introduction to this technique! They feature steeks that are stabilized by crocheted stitches, and then cut. It may seem counter-intuitive to knit in the round just to cut, but stranded colorwork is a lot easier to knit in the round rather than flat, because the right side of the work is always facing you, and there’s no purling back.
This pattern makes two coasters at the same time. (Why? It all fits on a 16” circular needle. You don’t have to fiddle with dpns or magic loop. And you have two chances to cut your steeks!) If you have 50g balls of yarn, you can get two sets of coasters (4 total) from your yarn.
The pattern includes a detailed photo tutorial on reinforcing and cutting your steek, and finishing the edges.
These steekin' cute coasters are knit with two 50g balls of worsted weight yarn. I used a US7/4.5 mm circular needle.
Thank you to tech editor Jen Lucas.
You are purchasing a pdf pattern so you can knit your own Sheepy Steeky Coasters.