Kitchener Stitch

The Kitchener Stitch is used to invisibly graft together the toe of socks (or other open stitches). Essentially, you are creating another row of knitting that connects the two rows of open stitches.

Thread the tapestry needle with the same yarn you have been knitting with.

1. Insert the needle through the first stitch on the close needle, back to front, as if to purl. Leave the stitch on the needle.
2. Insert the needle through the first stitch on the far needle, front to back, as if to knit. Pull yarn through and leave the stitch on the needle.
3. Insert the needle through the first stitch on the close needle again, as if to knit. Pull the yarn through and drop the stitch off the needle.
4. Insert the needle through the first stitch on the close needle, as if to purl. Leave the stitch on the needle.
5. Insert the needle through the first stitch on the far needle, as if to purl. Drop the stitch from the needle.
6. Insert the needle through the first stitch on the far needle, as if to knit. Leave the stitch on the needle.

Repeat steps 3-6 until all of your stitches have been dropped off the needle. Make sure to pay attention to your tension as you go to make sure it is not too loose or too tight.

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