Kitchener Stitch!

KitchenerStitch

Kitchener Stitch, also known as Grafting is a great way to join 2 pieces of fabric seamlessly.

  1. Cut yarn 3 times the length of the width of the pieces being seamed together and thread with a tapestry needle
  2. Hold the 2 pieces of fabric together with Wrong Sides (WS) facing each other
  3. Keep both needles (ndls) pointing to the right and using the tapestry needle work Setup as follows:
    1. ndl 1: insert tapestry needle into front needle (ndl 1) purl-wise and leave the stitch (st) on the needle
    2. ndl 2: insert tapestry needle into back needle (ndl 2) knit-wise and leave the st on the needle
  4. Work the Repeat as follows until no sts remain:
    1. ndl 1: insert tapestry needle into ndl 1 knit-wise and pull the st off                                 insert tapestry needle into nld 1 purl-wise and leave the st on the needle
    2. ndl 2: insert tapestry needle into ndl 2 purl-wise and pull the st off           insert tapestry needle into nld 2 knit-wise and leave the st on the needle

NOTE: You can pull the yarn through the sts completely after working both steps on each needle.  It saves some time and helps you remember which step you are up to.

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