The brown sweater is now a cardigan. I had of course been planning this from the beginning, hence the two purled stitches running up the front.
Sure enough, I have some finishing to do, and the recipient has not decided if she wants a hood or not – but the steeking is done.
I usually secure the steek with a sewing machine:
I like to sew twice on each side – that is four seams in all.
Not very exact as you can see, but that doesn’t really matter.
What matters is that at least one seam on each side is very close (but NOT sewn into) the knit stitches.Use small stitches and go slowly.
Cut slowly and carefully in between the two sets of stitches (right up the middle).
And we have a cardigan!
There are many other (and better) steeking tutorials out there. Here is a list of some of them:
Steeking is easy and fun – not scary at all, once you try it.