Grafting (knitting)

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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:

  1. selvage-to-selvage seam,
  2. selvage-to-end ("wales") seam, or
  3. end-to-end ("wale-to-wale") seam.

The Kitchener stitch is a common method for the third type of seam. The yarn follows the route of a row of ordinary knitting. This is often done when closing off a knitted sock at the toe. The technique is named after Horatio Herbert Kitchener, though the technique was practiced long before.[1]

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  1. ^ Knitting Tradition Magazine, Fall 2015, page 6
  • June Hemmons Hiatt (1988) The Principles of Knitting, Simon & Schuster, pp. 361–378. ISBN 0-671-55233-3

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