Kitchener Stitch (St st Grafting Knitting)

To begin the Kitchener Stitch:

Step 1: Bring threaded needle through front stitch as if to purl and leave stitch on needle (Figure 1).

Step 2: Bring threaded needle through back stitch as if to knit and leave stitch on needle (Figure 2).

Step 3: Bring threaded needle through first front stitch as if to knit and slip this stitch off needle. Bring threaded needle through next front stitch as if to purl and leave stitch on needle (Figure 3).

Step 4: Bring threaded needle through first back stitch as if to purl and slip this stitch off needle. Bring needle through next back stitch as if to knit and leave stitch on needle (Figure 4).

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until no stitches remain on needles.

 

Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4

For a visual tutorial watch Knitting Daily TV Episode 208 which demonstrates how to knit seamless socks using the Kitchener Stitch. In this four minute video Jan Gratz from Yarn Market, grafts the toe to create a seamless pair of socks.

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