Steeking Workshop 2021

You’re Invited to a Zoom Workshop: Fearless Steeking !

When: September 25th, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (EASTERN TIME)
Where: On Zoom
Who:Kyle Kunnecke
How much: $45.00 (member price, a bargain), $55 (non-members)
Contact: Education Chair, Jill Eisner, at

Have you ever been too scared to cut your lovely knitted sweater?  Well now is the time to conquer those fears, Kyle Kunnecke is going to take the yikes out of steeking.  BAKG is so thrilled to offer this unique workshop to BAKG members.

Please READ this whole page before signing up, there is homework, there are special supplies, like a zipper and the workshop is split so it requires a time commitment of 4 ½ hours.

If you are still up for the challenge, then click on the PayPal Link for member sign up.  Non-members will have an opportunity to sign up, if the workshop is not full 2 weeks before the start date.

About Kyle
Seattle designer Kyle Kunnecke has a not-so-secret passion for colorwork. Through his fiber workshops, he provides inspiration to his students, exploring the skills necessary to continue their personal knitting journeys. Kyle’s patterns have been published in books and magazines, by yarn companies, and under his own label, Kyle William. He leads workshops at national and international events, both virtually and in person. Kyle’s book, Urban Knit Collection: 18 City-Inspired Knitting Patterns for the Modern Wardrobe (Interweave, 2016), showcases projects that utilize the techniques he loves to share with his students. Learn more about Kyle and his work by visiting his website:

Fearless Steeking
Class Description

Cutting our knitting may seem like the stuff of nightmares, but in a controlled environment following a few simple steps, steeking is a tool that makes stranded knitting in the round an absolute dream. In this two-session online workshop, we will face our fears by learning to master the skills required to cut our knitting while creating a cute zippered bag. 

You will learn how to prepare, secure, and cut steeks in knitted fabric, as well as how to install a zipper and lining. This event will be presented live and will not be recorded for future viewing.

Required Skills: Participants should be able to cast on and join for knitting in the round; knit a simple stranded pattern in the round, using two contrasting colors; and bind off.

Class Materials

• To complete the homework for this class (see below), you will need approximately 50 yards of worsted-weight 100% non-superwash wool, in two contrasting colors; US # 8 DPNs or 40” circular needle (for magic loop technique), or needle size to obtain the correct gauge (28 stitches and 21 rounds = 4 inches in pattern, blocked); stitch marker
• Tapestry needle
• 8 – 10” zipper
• Sewing needle and strong matching thread
• Straight or T-pins
• Sharp scissors
• Measuring tape
• Fabric for lining of zippered bag
• Note-taking materials


Upon registration, you will be sent directions for knitting the Diamond Bag by Kyle Kunnecke (see photo on top right of cover page). You are asked to bring your completed knitting to class, bound off. Additionally, you will receive a second handout a few days before the workshop.

Class Size: Limited to 25 participants

Registration Fee: BAKG members: $45 Non-members: $55
Payment Options
PayPal: You may register electronically through our secure PayPal account; see link above. (Note: It is not necessary to have a PayPal account to use this payment option.) If you receive a “sold-out” message, please contact Jill Eisner (see below) to be placed on the wait list.
• If you are not paying online, complete the registration form provided in the link below and mail it along with your check as directed on the form.

Accessing the Zoom Workshop: After we have received your workshop registration payment, you will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting. We request that you sign on no later than 11:45 am (Eastern Time), so you can be admitted in a timely fashion. This will enable the first half of the workshop to start promptly at 12:00 noon.

Additional information and registration form for this class is available here.

For more information about our workshops, please contact Jill Eisner, BAKG Education Chair, at