View Full Version : kitchner stitch question
01-17-2010, 01:49 PM
I just finished my first kitchner st and not sure how to secure it, or tie it off. I am really feeling silly about asking this, but it's just not clicking. It is on the toe of a sock.:aww:
01-17-2010, 02:44 PM
I just do it like the end of most any project. Take the tail to the wrong side and weave the tail in however you like to do that that. I don't tie any knots but work the tail in for 2 or 3 inches and it won't come out. With the toe of a sock I find I sometimes get little "ears" as the end of the kitchener stitch so I try to bring the tail to the inside in a way that flattens that a bit. Experiment.
Here is another idea I have found about handling the kitchener stitch and reducing the "ears". LINK (http://www.lucyneatby.com/tbsoctoe.html)
I did this once and it worked well. It is Lucy Neatby's idea she calls "Sock Toe Chimneys".
01-17-2010, 03:57 PM
Now that the Kitchner stitch works for me I turn the sock inside out and weave in the end for about 4"... snip off to about 4mm and then stretch it. So far so good.
01-17-2010, 04:48 PM
01-18-2010, 12:14 AM
thanks so much! I just did not want all of that hard work to come out on me since it was in the toe of a sock. Thanks again!:)
01-18-2010, 03:23 PM
You're welcome. I don't blame you for not wanting to do it over another way. Maybe you can try that idea sometime in the future. ;)