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