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Kitchener Stitch

The Kitchener Stitch
by Stephanie Van Der Linden
The Kitchener stitch can be used to attach parallel rows of live stitches to one another. Begin with the stitches to be joined on two double-pointed needles held parallel to one another with the stitches to be joined across from one another. There must be the same number of stitches on both needles. Thread a length of matching yarn on a tapestry needle; you will be mimicking the path of a new row of stitches with it.

Kitchener stitch step 1Kitchener stitch step 2
 Figure 1, step 1 Figure 2, step 2
  
STEP 1: Insert the tapestry needle purlwise into the first stitch on the front needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the needle (Figure 1).
STEP 2: Insert the tapestry needle knitwise into the first stitch on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the needle (Figure 2).
  
Kitchener stitch step 3 and 4Kitchener stitch step 5 and 6
 Figure 3, steps 3 and 4 Figure 4, steps 5 and 6
  
STEP 3: Insert the tapestry needle knitwise into the next stitch on the front needle and pull the yarn through, dropping the stitch from the needle.
STEP 4: Insert the tapestry needle purlwise into the next stitch on the front needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the needle (Figure 3).
STEP 5: Insert the tapestry needle purlwise into the next stitch on the back needle and pull the yarn through, dropping the stitch from the needle.
STEP 6: Insert the tapestry needle knitwise into the next stitch on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the needle (Figure 4).
Repeat Steps 3-6 to the last two stitches, then repeat steps 3 and 5 for the remaining two stitches.
 
My best advice to you when grafting a sock toe (or when grafting anything, for that matter!) is to make sure you have enough time to graft all of your stitches without being interrupted

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