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Using a Kitchener stitch to connect a seed stitch
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Oct 25, 2011 11:11:53   #
bzknitter
 
Can anyone advise me how to accomplish this? I know I must have the identical stitches on both needles before I begin so that the Kitchener stitch has to "fit" between them with the opposite stitch. Fortunately it is only nine stitches in bulky yarn that I have to accomplish this hurdle.
 
Oct 25, 2011 11:13:22   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
I would like to know how to do that too! Shirley
Oct 25, 2011 14:22:21   #
jadancey (a regular here)
 
Can't help you with that, I've just finally figured out how to do the Kitchener stitch with stocking stitch. What would happen if you knit a row of plain knit stitches before you did the joining, would it show up too much?
Oct 25, 2011 15:32:05   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
That is what I did on one of my projects. didn't look too bad. Just thought I would like to know, if there is a special way. S
Oct 25, 2011 16:25:59   #
Beatlesfan
 
I can do the kitchner stitch on stocking stitch and garter stitch. I's easier on garter stitch but I think it would be to complicated in any other stitches.
Oct 25, 2011 17:34:12   #
Cindy M
 
Here's how to do Russian grafting. This is a "cheater" kitchener stitch that's much easier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1mReJQX1wk
 
Oct 26, 2011 06:05:20   #
Cookie_Sue
 
I like this one!

Cindy M wrote:
Here's how to do Russian grafting. This is a "cheater" kitchener stitch that's much easier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1mReJQX1wk
Oct 26, 2011 06:10:16   #
crafty lady UK
 
Cindy M wrote:
Here's how to do Russian grafting. This is a "cheater" kitchener stitch that's much easier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1mReJQX1wk


Thanks for that link, it is very simple to do and gives a neat seam. Terri
Oct 26, 2011 07:08:07   #
mknitter
 
If you go to Youtube and search Grafting 1x1 Ribbing, it show how to graft stitches that are k1, p1, which is essentially what your seed stitch is. There are mutiple videos on this, so I hope you find one that works for you. Good luck!
Oct 26, 2011 09:40:44   #
past
 
What are you working on that you have 9 stitches to graft? Is it possible to use the 3 needle bind off?
Oct 26, 2011 12:11:12   #
Woolyarn
 
Hi Designer 1234....I just HAVE to tell you how much I LOVE your sweater in your picture !!! I'm all for bright colors & this is the "cat's meow" as they say.....
 
Oct 26, 2011 13:57:08   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-29345-1.html#472253

Go to the above link and you will see where I taught a KNIT ALONG for this sweater or a cardigan. the information is on page one and the first instructions are on page four -- I would suggest you read it through there are two other finished sweaters made by the girls and we have quite a few doing one too.

I don't have a pattern but I show you how you can design your own cardigan or pullover by measuring inches and number of stitches to the inch.

let me know if you decide to do one and don't hesitate to post questions or email me privately if you need any help. Shirley
green coat- different yarns used for bottom portion

red cardigan - variegated yarn -garter stitch bottom portion

wine yoke- pullover

Oct 26, 2011 14:11:35   #
MaryE.
 
Designer1234 wrote:
http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-29345-1.html#472253
Go to the above link and you will see where I taught a KNIT ALONG for this sweater or a cardigan. the information is on page one and the first instructions are on page four -- I would suggest you read it through there are two other finished sweaters made by the girls and we have quite a few doing one too.
I don't have a pattern by show you how you can design your own cardigan or pullover by measuring inches and number of stitches to the inch.
let me know if you decide to do one and don't hesitate to post questions or email me privately if you need any help. Shirley
http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-29345-1.html#472... (show quote)

Shirley, I think every pattern should be knit-to-fit and go by inches and gauge. No more searching for larger or smaller patterns. A nice diagram, measurements and gauge. How much easier the world would be! But, I sure need that diagram!
Oct 27, 2011 10:51:30   #
mtngal
 
Russian grafting.....how neat is this! Love it....and so easy! Thanks a bunch.....
Oct 27, 2011 16:51:40   #
bzknitter
 
Wow! This is mind-boggling that I've gotten so many responses. Thanks so very much and I will check out those links. Also, someone asked what I am knitting. It is a mock moebius cowl which is a super chunky yarn knit on a US #19 needle, hence the 9 stitches.
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