Kitchener Stitch

Directions:

Thread your tail onto a tapestry needle.

Setup Step 1: Insert tapestry needle through the first stitch on the front needle as if to purl and pull your yarn through leaving the stitch on the needle.
Setup Step 2: Insert your tapestry needle through the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit and pull your yarn through the stitch on the needle leaving the stitch on the needle.

You’ll now repeat the following 4 steps until there’s only one stitch left. While doing so, try to keep your stitches even and tighten up any loose stitches, so you have an even graft.

Step 1: Insert your tapestry needle through the first stitch on the front needle knitwise, thread your yarn through, and slip that stitch off the needle.
Step 2: Insert your tapestry needle through the next stitch on the front needle purlwise, thread your yarn through, and leave the stitch on the needle.
Step 3: Insert your tapestry needle through the first stitch on the back needle purlwise, thread your yarn through, and slip that stitch off the needle.
Step 4: Insert your tapestry needle through the next stitch on the back needle knitwise, thread your yarn through, and leave the stitch on the needle.

When you have 2 stitches remaining, work steps 1 and 3 once more. Cut yarn and pull tail through the last stitch.

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