Of all the techniques I haven’t yet tried, steeking is the one I fear the most. Fair Isle, brioche, magic loop – none of these make me sweat as much as the thought of cutting into my knit work.
The Tin Can Knits blog has a wonderful “how to” that makes great use of pictures to show that it’s not really as scary as one would think. But still – to create such a gorgeous piece and then take scissors to it – I get edgy just thinking about it.
I think the key to overcoming my fear will be to start with a smaller piece, preferably using leftover yarn from other projects, so I won’t be reduced to tears should my first attempt fail. This lovely cowl from my local Hudson Valley Knits Ravely group may be just the thing.