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Discover the Sock Toe Chimney! ~ Lucy Neatby

  • 03/19/2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
  • Mendota 8 Room (1st floor)
  • 11


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A fail-safe, no loose stitches, grafting method!

Understand your stitches and learn how to graft joyously without the need to refer to a book. This method of grafting (a.k.a. Kitchener Stitch) involves no loose stitches and gives two neat corners regardless of your style of knitting. Every knitter should fully understand the concept of grafting and this method in particular even if they can manage to avoid it by knitting toe-up socks!

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Skill level 


Supplies Needed

  • blunt darning needle
  • 3 yds of a contrasting, similar weight solid coloured yarn
  • 1 yd of another contrasting, similar weight, solid coloured yarn
  • Dpns or needs used for swatch
  • scissors


  • This swatch is worth the investment of your time and effort! It may be used over and over again and will serve you well if you take the time to find appropriate yarns. 
  • Choose a medium to light coloured, smooth (not fluffy or textured), worsted or chunky weight, woolrich yarn (approximately 5sts/in or fewer) and 5+ mm (US # 6+) needles. 
  • Using a set of DPN’s, or circular(s), cast on 40 sts and knit one or more rounds. Arrange the stitches for a sock toe: 10 sts on each needle. (Or as you would wish!)
  • Round 2: (K1, ssk, k 14, k2t, k1) x 2. 
  • Round 3: Knit. 
  • Round 4: (K1, ssk, k 12, k2t, k1) x 2. 
  • Continue to work decrease rounds as set, every round until 20 sts remain. Break off main yarn with a 6” tail. Leave the stitches live or on the needles. Please bring about 3 yds/m of a contrasting, similar weight solid coloured yarn to class. 
  • Ssk: Slip the next two sts, knitwise, one at a time, to the right-hand needle, insert the left-hand needle into both sts and knit them together. This produces a one-stitch, left-slanting decrease known as a ‘Slip, slip, knit’. 
  • K2t: Knit two stitches together. This produces a one-stitch, right-slanting decrease.

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