This is my friend Jill. She just finished knitting a gorgeous dress. Now she is cutting it.

Yeah – just kidding. She’s not really going to do it. Right? Is she????

Yup – she’s going to do it. This is real:


Well maybe not that crazy. All the savvy knitters out there have realized that Jill is steeking. From Wikipedia:

“In knitting, steeking is a shortcut used to knit garments such as sweaters in the round without interruption for openings or sleeves until the end. After completing a tube, a straight line is cut along the center of a column of stitches, in order to make room for an opening or place to attach another piece. The steek itself is a bridge of extra stitches, in which the cut is made, and is usually 6-10 stitches wide.”

The verdict: Probably not crazy. Probably not insane. Definitely an advanced knitter!

See the finish object on Ravelry, or visit Jill’s blog if you want to stalk the crazy lady who cuts dresses.