Grafting

We have a fabulous collection of articles and tutorials for you here on grafting, thanks to Interweave Senior Project Editor, Joni Coniglio. She has multiple articles (and videos) with in-depth instructions and detailed illustrations on every grafting topic. Joni’s experience and knowledge covers a wide range of instruction including the fundamentals, the kitchener stitch, the brioche stitch, reading charts, lace edgings, making practice swatches, and two-sided lace.

If you’re still a little apprehensive about starting out, read this great article by Lindsay Smith, or this one by Allison Korleski! They’ll help you get over your anxiety about it. You’ll also find a fun article (and some free sock patterns) “for those who hate the kitchener stitch” by Sandi Wiseheart.

We’re certain that you’ll love these articles and will want to check out our other great knitting resources in the Interweave shop including knitting videos, kits, books, ebooks, and magazines!

So far in our series on grafting lace edgings, we’ve covered how to create: • a picot selvedge • a slip stitch selvedge at the beginning of a row • twisted stitches • single and double yarnovers • single and double decreases The sixth edging in our series on grafting lace edgings is another garter-stitch-based […]

Read More >

So far in our series on grafting lace edgings, we’ve covered how to create: •  a picot selvedge •  a slip stitch selvedge at the beginning of a row •  twisted stitches •  single and double yarnovers •  single and double decreases The fifth edging in our series on grafting lace edgings is another garter-stitch-based […]

Read More >

So far in our series on grafting lace edgings, we’ve covered how to create: A picot selvedge A slip stitch selvedge at the beginning of a row Twisted stitches Yarnovers Single and double decreases The fourth edging in our series is another garter-stitch-based edging with yarnovers and decreases worked only on right-side rows. In addition […]

Read More >

Take a look at the introduction to this series, in addition to the blog depicting Edging Pattern 1, to get the full story on grafting lace edgings! The second edging in our series on grafting lace edgings is a stockinette-stitch-based edging with a slip-stitch selvedge at the right-hand side and a garter-stitch selvedge at the left-hand side. […]

Read More >

Did you catch the introduction to this series on grafting lace edgings? Don’t forget to read that information prior to jumping into the below. The first edging in our series on grafting lace edgings is a simple, garter-stitch-based edging with a picot selvedge at the right-hand side.   The lace pattern is two-sided, which means […]

Read More >

One of the last steps for many projects involves joining the end of a lace edging to its cast-on row. This includes projects such as shawls, stoles, baby blankets, or doilies with a center rectangle or circle and an edging that’s worked around the perimeter of the main piece. It’s also true for sweaters, skirts, […]

Read More >

Lace Grafting: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Dear Joni, This is a difficult letter to write. I still remember when our eyes met across that conference table. I was working on a cowl and getting ready to sew the ends. “You know, you could graft that,” you murmured. Startled, a deer in the headlights of your steely regard, I had no defenses. […]

Read More >

What’s the scariest thing you can imagine doing with your knitting? A few projects come to mind for me: two-color intarsia in cobweb yarn, Latvian stranded colorwork mittens on size 1 DPNs, a masterpiece Alice Starmore sweater—and of course, grafting lace. The idea of grafting lace terrifies me and many other knitters. First, picture all […]

Read More >