grafting (kitchener stitch)
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GRAFTING GERMAN SHORT ROWS IN GARTER STITCH the one thing I really like about grafting German short rows is that they're a lot easier to graft than wrap & turn short rows - simply treat the double stitch as one stitch when grafting, just as you would when knitting across it! It also doesn't matter whether the GSR are one the front or back needle, as they're easily visible and there's less of an issue about RS vs WS. This is ridge high garter graft - insert needle into 1st stitch on front needle knit-wise, pull through & slip off; insert needle into 2nd stitch purl-wise, pull through & leave on. Repeat on the back needle (garter graft = do same on back needle as front). Voila! #learnitwithwoolly #instatutorial #instaknit #knittingtechniques #garterstitchftw #graftingftw #grafting #garterstitch #shortrowsftw #germanshortrows #shortrows #knittingvideo
GARTER STITCH GRAFTING this is an easier graft than stocking stitch, as you treat both needles the same! You'll want to make sure that your stitches are prepared correctly, as unlike stocking stitch, you can't just bring them together and go. This example is ridge high, where there are bumps butt up to the front needle and Vs at the back on the right/outward facing sides - a more thorough PDF on my website will help you with this stage. Then simply knit off, purl on on BOTH needles. If you have ridge low, work the opposite (purl off, knit on) REMEMBER your stitch and needle set up is the key to a successful graft! #learnitwithwoolly #instatutorial #instaknit #knittingtechniques #knitteachersofinstagram #knittingtutorial #garterstitchftw #garterstitch #grafting #graftingftw #knittingvideo #woollywormheadtutorials
GRAFTING REVERSE STOCKING STITCH this is the exact opposite of regular grafting (Kitchener) for stocking stitch! Front needle: insert needle purlwise, pull through & slip stitch off; insert needle knitwise, pull through & leave stitch on the needle Back needle: insert needle knitwise, pull through & slip stitch off; insert needle purlwise, pull through & leave stitch on. To create the selvedge stitches, start with knit, on (front) then purl, on (back). Work as above until you have 2sts left then purl, off (front) and knit, off (back). . I'm planning a "Kitchener Diaries" for the blog - all sorts of tips & trips for grafting. I've got loads of material already, and I figured folk might find it useful (grafting is one of my favourite things, after all!) #learnitwithwoolly #graftinginpattern #graftingftw #instavideo #knittingtutorial #knittingvideo #grafting #knittingtech #knittingtechniques #woollywormhead #woollywormheadtutorials
I'm going to be doing a lot of this over the coming weeks! Garter stitch grafting. Treat front & back needles the same: knit, off, purl, on. This is what I call ridge-high garter - you can download a more indepth tutorial from my website as a PDF, which shows you how to set this up (illustrations are also in all of my patterns that need this technique) #woollywormheadtutorials #knittingtutorial