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Step by Step Tutorial: Easy Grafting/Kitchener Stitch

Easy Grafting / Kitchener Stitch Tutorial

Hello!

I don't know about you, but memorizing the Kitchener Stitch (aka: Grafting) has been one of the most difficult knitting skills for me. I finally found a way that makes sense in my brain so I've made a tutorial for you and included the tips that I keep in mind while stitching to ensure an even fabric. (Even if you have a 4-year-old and a husband vying for your attention while you're attempting to finish your project.)

Easy Grafting / Kitchener Stitch Tutorial Materials

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 ends of knitted fabric that need to be connected seamlessly (live stitches)

  • Yarn Needle

  • A length of yarn 5-6 times as long as the length of fabric you will be connecting

Easy Grafting / Kitchener Stitch Tutorial Featured Yarns

Featured Yarns in this Tutorial

(Main Color) Wee Chickadee Woolery’s Sparkle Sock in Dewdrop (Fingering-weight)

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(Secondary Color) Wee Chickadee Woolery's Sparkle Sock in You're a Peach! (Fingering-weight)

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Easy Grafting/Kitchener Stitch Tutorial:

Easy Grafting / Kitchener Stitch Tutorial Step 1

Step 1: Start with wrong sides of fabric facing & with your working yarn coming off the right-hand side of the back needle.

Easy Grafting / Kitchener Stitch Tutorial Step 2

Step 2: With the yarn needle, insert in the first stitch on the front needle as if to purl.

Tip: The yarn needle tip will be facing left. (This is always true for working a purl stitch.)

Easy Grafting / Kitchener Stitch Tutorial Step 3

Step 3: Pull the yarn needle and yarn through, leaving the stitch on the knitting needle.

Easy Grafting / Kitchener Stitch Tutorial Step 4

Step 4: With the yarn needle, insert in the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit.

Tip: The yarn needle tip will be facing right. (This is always true for working a knit stitch.)

Easy Grafting / Kitchener Stitch Tutorial Step 5

Step 5: Pull the yarn needle and yarn through, leaving the stitch on the knitting needle.

Easy Grafting / Kitchener Stitch Tutorial Step 6

Step 6: Insert the yarn needle through the first stitch on the front needle as if to knit.

Easy Grafting / Kitchener Stitch Tutorial Step 7