How to do Kitchener stitches / grafting / weaving

In this DROPS video we show how to sew two parts together with an invisible seam, also known as Kitchener stitch (aka grafting, aka weaving).

This technique is perfect for the top of the toes on a sock, shoulders etc.

Have your sts on each needle with right sides out. Working yarn attached in the back piece.
Start: pull needle and yarn through st on front needle purl-wise, then pull needle with yarn through first st on back needle knit-wise.
Tighten thread – you are ready to go.
Following 4 steps are being repeated:
1. go knit-wise into first st on front needle, lift st off needle
2. go purl-wise into next st on front needle, pull yarn through (leave st on needle)
3. go purl wise into first st on back needle, lift st off needle
4. go knit-wise into next st on back needle, pull yarn through (leave st on needle)
Think “knit, purl. purl, knit”, always starting on the front needle.

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