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A close-up view of knitted grafting stitches.
In knitting, grafting is the joining of two knitted fabrics using yarn and a needle in one of three types of seams:
- selvage-to-selvage seam,
- selvage-to-end ("wales") seam, or
- end-to-end ("wale-to-wale") seam.
The Kitchener stitch is a common method for the third type of seam. The route of the sewing thread follows the route of a row of ordinary knitting.
- June Hemmons Hiatt (1988) The Principles of Knitting, Simon and Schuster, pp. 361-378. ISBN 0-671-55233-3