Back to the crazy phone cozy and the steek saga. Last we heard from, well, *me* about the crazy phone cozy is that I was not pleased with the edges and had tried to clean them up using sewn steeks
Well, once I'd cleaned up the edges, I got thinking about how I was going to construct the crazy phone cozy ... and I realized I'd totally bungled the whole thing. I'd knit the completely wrong shape.
But, not all is lost. In my sewn steek searches I'd stumbled across crochet steeks. I decided to try it out on the now-unusable knitting. I did a search for tutorials. I liked this crochet steek tutorial
on See Eunny Knit!
In my searches, I discovered something; every single mention of crochet steeks was accompanied by some sort of disclaimer, either forceful or weak, along the lines of, "normally I wouldn't be caught dead even using the *word* crochet, but ... " Insert eye roll here.
For the particulars of crochet steeks, see the tutorial I linked to above. Basically, the idea is to crochet up two columns of knitting.
One side goes one way and the other side goes the other way so the crochet stitches lean away from each other.
Then, once the crochet is in place to anchor your knitting, you're to cut the little horizontal bits peeking in between the crochet columns. See them peeking?
SNIP! Those little bits sort of pull into the crochet after they are cut, leaving a nice edge. Cake!
All of the tutorials say that you can use this on all-wool yarn, but not other kinds. They say that the seams need to full (aka felt) a little to stay solid and not unravel. Hmm. They seem pretty sturdy to me.
Anyone have experience with crochet steeks on non-wools?