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cheley
03-11-2009, 05:56 PM
Hi all I completed my first sock:woot: using a wonderful pattern..North Country Cotton Sock here on KH...It was really easy to follow, now for the bummer part.... THE FRIGGIN TOE:biting: I totally screwed up KITCHNER STITCH..too boot it was only 12 sts:hair: now I have to :frog: and try again (toe part that is)...... :waah: Why doesn't someone come up with a simple toe????

tourmaline
03-11-2009, 06:04 PM
I am on the foot part and I thought the hard part was over!! Didn't realize that the toe was difficult as well....

Good luck with the second sock. I'm glad I know now that I can't breeze through the toe part!

Freyja
03-11-2009, 06:19 PM
If I have to use Kitchener stitch and well I do,
I use KITCHENER STITCH with KNITTING NEEDLES (http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/05/easier-way-to-kitchener-stitch-also.html).:knitting:
I like this way much better than using a threaded needle.

Arielluria
03-11-2009, 06:54 PM
The kitchener stitch is easy to remember if you recite it to yourself. Once I read this, I never forgot and never had to look it up again.

You have a front needle and back needle with 6 stitches (or however many) each. Then recite:

***(Front needle goes first): KNIT OFF, PURL ON (meaning you K the first stitch, remove it, then P the second on front needle BUT leave it on)

(Now move to the back needle): PURL OFF, KNIT ON (P first stitch, remove it, K the second stitch but leave it on the needle)***

Now start again re-reciting everything between the stars '***' above and you've got it by jove!!!!!!!!

When you're down to 1 stitch left on each needle K off the front and P off the back and you're done!

So it's a constant "K off, P on...P off, K on". Kind of reminds me of the "clap on clap off" commercials.

cheley
03-11-2009, 06:57 PM
I am on the foot part and I thought the hard part was over!! Didn't realize that the toe was difficult as well....

Good luck with the second sock. I'm glad I know now that I can't breeze through the toe part! Ah, you might..I just have toooo many interruptions...:hug:

Jan in CA
03-11-2009, 10:01 PM
Kitchener isn't hard, it just takes practice. At first you do need to have quiet and have the directions next to you, but after a few times it's super easy. It makes the nicest toe IMO.

Mike
03-12-2009, 02:38 AM
I think I've messed up Kitchener more than I've got it right.

I've learned to think of it as a duplicate stitch.

Yes when done right it makes a nice toe, but when done wrong it's not terrible.

Simply_Renee
03-12-2009, 02:43 AM
I do the same thing as Arielluria- but I say (out loud, like the weirdo I am)
KNIT off, PURL
PURL off, KNIT.

It gets easier with practice. My first ones that I messed up I just wore them anyway!

cheley
03-12-2009, 05:26 AM
Thanks everyone...I really would "prefer" a toe up sock, but all those wacky cast ons (figure 8, turkish, norwegian etc) quite frankly terrify me:flirt:...'cause lately I am really "squeezing" in knitting time and "can't" take the time to learn something new:-x

tgwillis
03-12-2009, 08:03 AM
Here is a video that walks you through it. It gets easier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYEaM6g4NBc

Plantgoddess+
03-12-2009, 10:12 AM
As you make more socks kitchner gets easier. I love it. I've used kitchner on some camisole straps and I was amazed how inivisible it is when you're all done. I can't tell where I joined the straps to the bodice. Like most knitting techniques it gets easier with familiarity. Congrats on the 1st sock and enjoy the 2nd.

cheley
03-12-2009, 10:53 AM
Here is a video that walks you through it. It gets easier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYEaM6g4NBc
:muah: :muah: Thank you sooo much!!! I was horribly off!!!! And on the same subject I know this has been asked at least a kazillion times, but How do you avoid that "hole" by the gussett? It's only on one side of my sock??? Thanks

tgwillis
03-12-2009, 12:27 PM
This is how avoid that hole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOI_oXPm1iA

Here is another video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWne5ZKzvXo

cheley
03-12-2009, 12:36 PM
This is how avoid that hole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOI_oXPm1iA

Here is another video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWne5ZKzvXo
Thanks sooo much!!! makes sense too me...BTW just used the Kit stich video, very nice thanks:hug: