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Old 08-08-2009, 08:06 PM   #11
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This helped me.

1) Knit a swatch.

2) Knit a row in contrasting color (don't weave the ends or anything)

3) Knit a few more rows (I did the same length as my initial swatch).

4) Carefully pick out the row of the contrasting color and transfer the live stitches, one at a time, onto two dpns. You will finish with the same number of stitches on each dpn and a length of contrasting yarn. You will also hopefully understand what kitchener stitch actually does.

5) Get your bit of contrasting yarn and kitchener the two swatches you just picked apart back together.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:39 PM   #12
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I've knit many socks, but I certainly don't do the kitchner stitch every day, so I always look at a quick refresher (either video or I have several books).

Also, when I get to this part, I need to go off in a room by myself with no distractions and talk myself through it. My husband knows not to bother me during 'sock toe surgery'.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:38 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by tilllie View Post
Good grief! Will I ever be able to do this stitch without looking at Amy's video!!
Just found this:
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/d...attern.aspx#V1 check it out!!! arrived just in time!
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:14 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by debminerva View Post
While I've only made a handful of socks, I always go to her video at least for a refresher. I've learned lots of other techniques via the videos, but kitchener stitch is the one that always makes me doubt myself. I find her video an absolute must. Guarantee the one time I don't watch it is the time that the toes on my socks will look like a hot mess.
I couldn't agree more! When it comes to closing the toe on my socks, I watch her video, EVERY SINGLE TIME!

(BTW: "Hot mess" LOL! I love that expression! Is there a categorical difference between a hot mess and a cold mess? Just askin'...)
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:18 PM   #15
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This stitch is easier the more practice you have.
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:53 PM   #16
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Excellent Idea for Seeing the Kitchener Stitch
Originally Posted by Anarfea View Post
This helped me.

1) Knit a swatch.

2) Knit a row in contrasting color (don't weave the ends or anything)

3) Knit a few more rows (I did the same length as my initial swatch).

4) Carefully pick out the row of the contrasting color and transfer the live stitches, one at a time, onto two dpns. You will finish with the same number of stitches on each dpn and a length of contrasting yarn. You will also hopefully understand what kitchener stitch actually does.

5) Get your bit of contrasting yarn and kitchener the two swatches you just picked apart back together.

That sounds like an excellent way to see what the grafting/Kitchener stitch is doing.

Some time ago I was playing around and drawing on my computer. I just made this quick modification to illustrate the Kitchener stitch.
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[Grafted st st]

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I would rather do a whole sock out of Kitchener than sew in the loose ends! Who knows why??

Anyway. I had two revelations that set me on the proper path for Kitchener. YMMV.

1. The instructions will say at some point to put the needle into a stitch and take it off the needle. This means to take the stitch off the needle and THEN pull the yarn all the way through. The first couple times I did it, I was leaving the stitch on the needle, pulling the yarn tight, and then taking the stitch off. It might be possible to do it correctly that way, but in my case it just resulted in extra confusion with respect to getting the yarn under the needles and not over or around.

2. I need to follow the directions. Period. For some reason looking at pictures and diagrams is simply not helpful--which is usually not the case for me.
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