What does a Garden Gnome do when she is not gardening, in the kitchen or doing genealogy? Well the answer might just surprise you so read the entries to find out more. This blog focuses on everything we do to make our house a home. There will be a strong emphasis on home energy efficiency and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. At the same time there will also be crafts, knitting and crocheting projects along with any other little tips we do to create that down to earth, I want to be here home. Please enjoy your visit :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kitchener Stitch to Finish a Sock

Learning new knit stitches and stitch patterns greatly expands the items you can knit.  Video tutorials are great for learning new knit stitches because the provide a good visual of the technique.  At some point I will be making my own video tutorials but for now I'm relying on those already made.  The following video shows how to do the Kitchener stitch aka grafting.  This stitch is used to finish socks and other items where grafting is needed.   Start with about 12 inches of yarn to close the stitches using the Kitchener stitch.  When you are finished closing the stitches, pull the end through to the inside of the sock.  Weave the end through several stitches and them trim the end.

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