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Knit Kitchener Stitch Tutorial


Welcome! Today's video is on the Knit Kitchener Stitch. I love this method for sewing my fabric together. I'm currently designing a summer shawl that needs to be sewn in the center and this is the perfect way!


Most "seams" are obvious with a ridge on the wrong side (even though the right side may be seamless). The Kitchener stitch is seamless and you work this stitch with live stitches (still on your needles). It reminds me of the 3-Needle Bind off (watch 3-Needle Bid off Video!).


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In the case of my wrap, I knitted the wrap in 2 pieces from the bottom up. The center is where I am using the Kitchener Stitch to sew the 2 pieces together.

I know that sock lovers use the Knit Kitchener Stitch to close the toe. I still have yet to knit a sock. Maybe soon lol.

I stopped on the right side with one piece & wrong side with the other piece.


Front Needle: Insert yarn needle as if to purl in the first stitch of the front needle. Pull yarn through, leaving the stitch on the needle.


Back Needle: Insert the yarn needle as if to knit into the first stitch of the back needle. Pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the needle.


Front Needle: Insert the yarn needle as if to knit in the first stitch of the front needle (the same stitch as before) and slide this stitch off the needle. Insert the yarn needle into the next stitch on the front needle as if to purl, but leave the stitch on the needle.


Back Needle: Insert the yarn needle as if to purl in the next stitch on the back needle, and slide this stitch off the needle. Insert the yarn needle in next stitch on back needle as if to knit. Pull the yarn through, but leave this stitch on the needle.


Continue back & forth across.


Weave in remaining end on the wrong side.


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