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Kitchener Stitch

I've finally got round to finishing some socks that I started months ago. All I needed to do was sew up the toes but I just never seemed to get around to it, and there they languished in my project bag waiting for my attention.

Sewing up toes is quick and easy but remembering the Kitchener stitch used for a nice seam can be tricky unless you're using it a lot. This stitch grafts the two edges together so that the yarn looks like knitted stitches.

If you've got socks, or another project that needs a nice seam, here's a reminder of the stitches.


Kitchener stitch

Thread a darning needle with about 6” of yarn from the working yarn of your sock.

Make sure that you have an even number of stitches on the needles then hold both needles together so that the purl [wrong] sides are together.

Step 1. Thread the needle purl wise through the first stitch on the front needle. Pull the yarn through but leave the stitch on the needle.

Step 2. Thread the needle knit wise through the first stitch on the back needle. Pull the yarn through but leave the stitch on the needle.

Step 3. Thread the needle knit wise through the first stitch on the front needle and take the stitch off. Pull the yarn through.

Step 4. Thread the needle purl wise through the first stitch on the front needle, pull the yarn through but leave the stitch on.

Step 5. Thread the needle purl wise through the first stitch on the back needle and take the stitch off. Pull the yarn through.

Step 6. Thread the needle knit wise through the first stitch on the back needle, pull the yarn through but leave the stitch on.

Repeat steps 3 – 6 till no stitches remain.


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