Set up on 2 needles with the wrong sides facing together. Watch this video for a demonstration of the kitchener stitch grafting, also known as kitchener stitch or weaving, joins two sets of stitches that are still on the needle.
Drop the stitch off the left back needle and pull the yarn all the way through.
How to do kitchener stitch. To a novice knitter, the kitchener stitch may appear to be challenging, but once you get the hang of it, the kitchener stitch is fairly straight forward. Then pass the tapestry needle through the second stitch as if to purl, this time leaving the stitch on the front knitting needle. The kitchener stitch can be used to create an invisible seam.
Grab a tapestry needle 2. *hold the 2 needles together in your left hand with the needle points facing right. Follow the photo or video sequence to seam your knitting.
Then insert needle through second stitch on front needle as if to purl and leave it on the needle; In this video, i demonstrate how to work kitchener stitch without a tapestry needle, using knitting needles only. How to work kitchener stitch.
It will seem a bit complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it, it will be super easy. You have now completed the first set of kitchener stitch. Knit the first stitch on the back needle.
Still on the front needle, go through the [new] first stitch as if to purl. Now, pull the tapestry needle through the first stitch on the knitting needle in front as if to knit (and leave the stitch on the needle). Feed the tapestry needle knitwise through the stitch.
For the knit, insert the needle knitwise and bring the yarn through. Continue by going through the first stitch on the second knitting as if to purl (and leave the stitch on the needle). Put your darning needle through the next stitch on the front needle purlwise, thread your yarn through, and leave the stitch on the needle.
For the purl, insert the tapestry needle purlwise and sweep the stitch off. Use your tapestry needle to pull that last stitch out. Leave that stitch on the left back needle and pull the yarn all the way through.
Using a tapestry needle threaded with yarn you will create a row that looks like knit stitches between them. Put the darning needle through the second stitch on the front needle as though to purl, but do not slide it off. *cut your working yarn to have a tail.
Place the reserved stitch with the marker on the needle. The next 4 steps describe the actual kitchener stitch. Do not pull the stitch off the needle.
Then tug again until you see what is loose, and pull the next stitch out. Measure and cut your tail yarn 3. To start grafting, the two pieces of knitting to be joined should be on two needles.
When you have one stitch left on each needle, work the following sequence: Purl the next stitch on the back needle. Feed the tapestry needle purlwise through the stitch.
Keeping yarn under the needles at all times, insert needle through first stitch on front needle as if to knit and take it off the needle. Anyone can do kitchener stitch: This technique is used for instance to close the toe of a sock or sometimes if you have to cut your knitting to fix a mistake you can then seam the pieces together with the kitchener stitch and the knit looks like it has never been cut.
If you have questions, feel free to comment with them. *thread the tail of the yarn onto a yarn/tapestry needle. Repeat the last step until you're at the last stitch on both needles and then finish as in the kitchener stitch tutorial linked to above.
Put your darning needle through the first stitch on the front needle knitwise, thread your yarn through, and slip that stitch off the needle. Purl the stitch on the back needle, pull yarn through, leave that stitch on the needle. On the back needle, go through the first stitch as.
Put your tapestry needle through the first stitch on the front needle knitwise and slip the stitch off the needle. Knit, purl, purl, knit, repeating over and over until the sock is complete. Here are the written instructions:
Place the two needles parallel to each other, with the wrong side (purl side) facing inwards and tips pointing in the same direction. The kitchener stitch (also known as “grafting”) involves weaving two live (still on the needle) edges together without creating a ridge — or even a break in the stitching. Thread the tail onto a blunt tapestry needle.
Knit the stitch on the front needle, pull yarn through, leave that stitch on the needle. Approximately 3x the length of the seam. Put the darning needle through the first stitch on the front needle as though to knit, and slide the stitch off the needle.
Place the reserved stitch with the marker on the needle.