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Kitchener stitch How to sew together knitted fabric with no seam line

Kitchener stitch How to sew together knitted fabric with no seam line.

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1 kitchener stitch How to sew together knitted fabric with no seam line

2 Why learn Kitchener Stitch? Kitchener stitch creates a join that is difficult to see or feel. It’s most appropriate in areas where a seam would be mildly or very uncomfortable. –Underarm of a sweater worn next to the skin –Toe or heal seam of a sock –Under-alls and baby clothes

3 Why is it so difficult? Kitchener stitch isn’t difficult at all…what can be difficult is: –Learning the stitch from written instructions –Remembering the preparation steps

4 You’ve finished your first sock … … and now you’re left with a hole at the toe. In the image below, the stitches that remain after decrease are turquoise.

5 Active vs. Finished stitches In this tutorial, “active” unfinished stitches will be in bright colors, and stitches that are finished will be dark. Here, black shows stitches that are finished.

6 How did those black stitches get on the needles? If you were to kitchener stitch the active stitches only, when you were finished you’d still have a little slit in the sock …the pink line shown here.

7 Pick up stitches Holes in the toes can be as annoying as a seam, so pick up a completed stitch at both ends of both needles.

8 Getting the Yarn to Kitchener Adding new yarn at the toe, even if it is just woven in can be uncomfortable after a day of wear. Instead leave a long tail of yarn. The tail is red and is now on a darning needle.

9 Position the yarn The yarn tail is now in an inconvenient position. It begins on the last active stitch and crosses over the top of the finished stitches you just picked up.

10 Correct Position to Start Using the darning needle, pull the tail through the first finished stitch on the back needle.

11 Setup 1 You can now begin the setup for kitchener. Pull the yarn through the first stitch on the front needle as if to purl. Leave the stitch on the needle.

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12 Setup 2 Now pull the yarn through the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit. Leave the stitch on the needle.

13 Kitchener 1 Go back to the front needle and pull the yarn through as if to knit.

14 Kitchener 2 You can now slip the first stitch on the front needle off the needle and immediately set up the first front active stitch by pulling the tail through it “as if to purl”.

15 Kitchener 3 You then move to the back needle, run the tail through the first stitch as if to purl, slip off, set up the next back stitch by pulling the yarn as if to knit, move back to the front needle.

16 Kitchener 4 By continuing this pattern from right to left you will end up at the left end of the toe with what looks and feels like a row of stockinette stitch.

17 Kitchener Pattern 01, 01, 01, 01 – off on, off on, off on, off on –No matter which needle you are working on, each stitch combo is removing a stitch and setting up the next and leaving it on. The front needle is alphabetical –Knit off –Purl on The back needle mirrors –Purl off –Knit on

Kitchener Stitch

Kitchener Stitch is a technique for invisibly grafting live stitches together. It is essentially a set of sewing steps that you work with a length of yarn and a tapestry needle. In the end, you have a row of knit stitches that seamlessly graft together two sets of live stockinette stitches… Pretty amazing! (Note that sometimes Kitchener Stitch is used over other simple stitch patterns, but the steps for those stitches are in a different order.) Common places to use Kitchener Stitch are at the toe of top-down socks and at the shoulders and underarms of garments.

The instructions for Kitchener Stitch may seem a bit intimidating, but really, it’s super simple. The only real challenge is keeping track of where you are in the steps. A good tip: Say each step out loud as you do it, and soon, you’ll be in the rhythm!

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Stitch along with our video or skip down to our step-by-step photo tutorial and you’ll be Kitchener-ing in no time!

Kitchener Stitch: Step-By-Step

Kitchener Stitch | Purl Soho

Step 1: Thread a tapestry needle with the same yarn you used to work your project. Hold the needles with the live stitches parallel in your left hand. Insert the tapestry needle through the first stitch on the front needle as if to PURL. Pull the yarn through, leaving a tail that you will weave in later. Leave the stitch on the front needle.

Kitchener Stitch | Purl Soho

Step 2: Insert the tapestry needle through the first stitch on the back needle as if to KNIT, pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the back needle.

Kitchener Stitch | Purl Soho

Step 3: Insert the tapestry needle through the first stitch on the front needle as if to KNIT, pull the yarn through, removing the stitch from the front needle.

Kitchener Stitch | Purl Soho

Step 4: Insert the tapestry needle through the first stitch on the front needle as if to PURL, pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the front needle.

Kitchener Stitch | Purl Soho

Step 5: Insert the tapestry needle through the first stitch on the back needle as if to PURL, pull the yarn through, removing the stitch on the back needle.

Step 6: Insert the tapestry needle through the first stitch on the back needle as if to KNIT, pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the back needle.

Kitchener Stitch | Purl Soho

Repeat Step 3 – Step 6 until all stitches have been worked. Every few stitches, adjust the tension of your work, making sure not to pull too tightly. Remember, you are making an extra row of knitting rather than sewing together a seam.

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Step By Step

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Once you have worked your final decrease round of the toe, it is time to reposition your stitches so they are ready to be joined. Transfer the stitches from needle two to needle one, and the stitches of needle three to needle four. Your toe should lie flat.

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Cut your yarn leaving a 30cm/12” tail. Thread your tapestry needle with this tail.

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Think of your dpns as one and two. To set up the Kitchener stitch join, take your needle purl-wise through the first stitch on needle one, then take it through knit-wise the first stitch on needle two.

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Now repeat the following sequence: Take your needle knit-wise through the first stitch on needle one, and slip that stitch off. Then take your needle purl-wise through the next stitch on needle one, don’t slip it off. Take your needle purl-wise through the first stitch on needle two, and slip that stitch off. Then take your needle kniy-wise through the next stitch on needle one, don’t slip it off. The way I remember it is by thinking: knit, slip, purl. Purl, slip, knit.

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Let’s see that again. As you join your two sets of live stitches, be careful not to pull on your yarn too tightly. You want it to mimic the tension of the stitches in the rest of your sock.

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Repeat the steps until you have just one stitch left on each needle. Insert your needle knit-wise through the stitch on needle one, and slip it off. Insert your needle purl-wise through the stitch on needle two, slip it off. Secure your yarn tail to the inside of your sock.

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Ever wonder how knitters take two pieces of knitting and seamlessly combine them into one continuous section? It’s not magic! It’s called the Kitchener stitch.

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. It’s a must-know move when you don’t want to see or feel a seam in your knitting, like the toes of socks, under the arms of sweaters or a scarf knit in two sections.

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Kitchener Stitch

While it’s possible to use the Kitchener stitch to graft ribbing or purl stitches, it’s most commonly used to weave two pieces of stockinette stitch together. That’s what we’re going to do here.

What You Need

  • Your knitting! (See Getting Set Up to Stitch below)
  • Tapestry needle

Getting Set Up to Kitchener Stitch

Kitchener Stitch Set UP

Before you start, make sure your stitches are arranged on two needles (with the same number on each) so that the purl sides are facing each other and the points of the needles are on the right.

Good to Know: We’re using a contrasting piece of yarn for this tutorial, but you can use a matching piece. Or, you can use the tail of one of your knit pieces; just make sure the tail comes from the piece that’s at the back. Your yarn or tail should be about three times as long as the edge you want to graft.

Instructions

Kitchener Stitch Step 1: Purlwise on the Front Needle

1. Thread your tail onto a tapestry needle. On the needle in front, pull your tapestry needle through the first stitch as if to purl (from back to front). Don’t pull the stitch off the needle. If you are working with a tail, you can pull the yarn taut; if you’re working with a separate piece of yarn, leave an end long enough to weave in later.

Kitchener Stitch Step 2: Knitwise on the Back Needle

2. On the needle in back, go through the first stitch as if to knit (from front to back). Again, don’t pull the stitch off the needle.

Pro Tip: As you’re working across the stitches, make sure your yarn is under the needles. Sometimes the yarn can get wrapped around the needles and look like a stitch — this avoids the confusion.

Kitchener Stitch Step 3: Pull Stitch 1 Off Knitwise

3. On the front needle, go through the first stitch as if to knit. Pull the stitch off the needle.

Kitchener Stitch: Purlwise on First Needle

4. Still on the front needle, go through the (new) first stitch as if to purl. Don’t pull the stitch off the needle.

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Purlwise Through Back Needle

5. On the back needle, go through the first stitch as if to purl. Pull the stitch off the needle.

Pro Tip: If you have problems remembering when to drop the stitch, keep this in mind: On the front needle, you only drop the stitch when you insert the needle into it knit-wise. On the back needle, you only drop the stitch when you insert the needle into it purl-wise.

Knitwise on the Back

6. Still on the back needle, go through the (new) first stitch as if to knit. Don’t pull the stitch off the needle.

7. Repeat steps 3-6 until you only have two stitches left.

Finishing Kitchener Stitch

8. When you only have one stitch left on each needle, do Step 1, then jump to Step 3. Now you can begin to adjust the tension of the row. Start on the right side of the row and pull up the right side of the stitch, then the left. It may sound tedious, but it goes quick and makes all the difference!

Pro Tip: Tighten lightly as you’re grafting. You’ll be able to adjust this row of stitches later to match the gauge of the rest of your project.

Kitchener Stitch

Once you get a hang of the technique, you may be able to combine Steps 1-2 into a single movement, and Steps 3-4 into another. It becomes fairly easy to pull the stitch off the needle knit-wise and then go through the next purl-wise (and vice-versa for Steps 3-4).

Pro Tip: Rather than look at the tutorial each time you do this stitch, try a mnemonic device. Chant “knit, purl, purl, knit” or “knit off, purl on, purl off, knit on” as you go. If you need a bit more detail, try this: “pick off as if to knit, prepare as if to purl, pick off as if to purl, prepare as if to knit.” We all do it!

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