The joy of..... Grafting

Grafting (aka Kitchener Stitch) tends to get a bad press. It is often perceived as being 'difficult' or advanced. But the truth is, it's actually very simple, and produces a seamless invisible join in your knitting. In fact, if it weren't so perfectly logical, I'd think it were magic.

For example, it's absolutely perfect when you just can't find a suitable way to reverse stitch patterns so that they are exactly identical when inverted from bottom-up to top-down (see my last post if you're wondering what on earth I'm on about!*)


If you haven't tried it yet, you might like this free class from Craftsy: Ins and Outs of Grafting (affiliate) in which Anne Hanson shows exactly how it's done (the class also includes additional materials and student-led discussions which you can refer back to anytime). If you prefer written words and photos, there is also an excellent article on Knitty.

If you haven't already, give it a go!

3 comments

  1. I love grafting! The repetition calms me. Plus it is mostly done at the end of a project, when I am delighted anyway. :)
    Regards!

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  2. I have only used Kitchener stitch once or twice but it is getting easier with practice. I've just enrolled on the Craftsy class with Anne Hanson for some more tips. Thank you for the link.

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  3. Grafting is magic! But I do have to look up a tutorial every time I use it, because I just can't get it to stick in my head. But that's ok as there are lots of great tutorials out there.

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