Most written instructions for Kitchener Stitch are too complex to follow. No more avoiding sock projects because you don’t like Kitchener stitch! This tutorial will help you achieve a perfectly smooth bind-off on your sock toes and feel proud you’ve got the hang of a really hard technique.Read Post »
Seaming Bind-Offs Illustration: Kitchener Stitch
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This is a really easy and fast way to close live stitches, without using a tapestry needle. It just requires a crochet hook and a secret move at the beginning to get things set up right.
It is easy to do Kitchener stitch and have the seam come out too loose or too tight. Follow these tension tips so that your Kitchener stitch bind-off is invisible, stretchy, and blends in perfectly with the surrounding stitches.
Undoing Kitchener stitch can be time-consuming and frustrating. This video shows two techniques for undoing Kitchener stitch so that if your bind-off isn’t perfect, you take it out without stress.
Kitchener stitch in the round can be fiddly, especially if you are using Magic Loop. This video shows you how to overcome all the tricky bits so you get a perfectly seamless continuous tube every time.
Kitchener stitch on 1×1 rib will end up with a jog in the stitches unless you prepare your provisional cast-on exactly right. This videos shows each step to setting up and doing Kitchener stitch correctly on 1×1 rib without any headaches.
You might not have a tapestry needle handy when you get to the bind-off on your top-down socks. This video shows you how to do Kitchener stitch using a spare knitting needle instead of a tapestry needle so you can wear your top-down socks without waiting another minute!
Most written instructions for Kitchener Stitch are too complex to follow. No more avoiding sock projects because you don’t like Kitchener stitch! KnitFreedom’s Complete Video Guide to Seaming Your Knitting with Kitchener Stitch is your one-stop-shop for understanding and remembering how to do Kitchener stitch.
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I’ve helped hundreds of knitters already remember and understand Kitchener stitch with these videos, even those who used to be totally intimidated by the technique. They even tell me they love doing Kitchener now!
Learning Kitchener stitch is simple: You’ll click to go the guide, email the link to yourself or save it on Pinterest or Ravelry so you can have it for future reference, and then watch the in-depth videos whenever you are ready to learn and understand Kitchener stitch without fear.
When you click to go to the guide, you’ll get access to six free video tutorials showing you different aspects of Kitchener stitch.
As you refer to the guide, you’ll learn from an illustrated printable diagram plus step-by-step photos and an animated gif summing up the whole process, plus answers to 12 common questions knitters have about Kitchener stitch.
If you find our guide useful, I encourage you to email it to yourself, pin it on Pinterest, or even paste a link to it in your Ravelry project notes so that you have access to this great resource whenever you need it.
Finally, whenever you have a pattern that tells you to finish your knitting with Kitchener stitch, you can go to those saved links or just go to KnitFreedom.com and search for Kitchener stitch. You’ll have access to the only resource you’ll ever need for understanding exactly how to do and excel at Kitchener stitch.
So check out our Complete Kitchener Stitch Guide today because you deserve to always have great tutorials at your fingertips.
Russian Grafting is a clever alternative to Kitchener stitch. It uses a crochet hook to seam up two live edges of knitting without ever having to get out your tapestry needle. It also creates a decorative, criss-crossed finish.
This is a medium-speed seaming bind-off that leaves a visible ridged seam. It uses three needles.
The stretchiness of this bind-off depends upon which technique you use to finish it.
There are two pieces to this bind-off: Join the two pieces of knitting into one, and binding off those stitches. If you use a stretchy bind-off to do the second part, the whole bind-off will be stretchy and if you don’t, it won’t.
This is a very stretchy seaming bind-off that leaves a visible zigzag-shaped ridge.
It does have a distinctive zigzag look to it that is similar to Russian grafting, only this one has a pronounced ridge and the bind-off is very stretchy. It also stretches back into place nicely.
You’ll need an extra needle for this bind-off.
This is a strong bind-off that leaves its seam on the wrong side of the work, making it nearly invisible.
It lays mostly flat, and, like the name suggests, requires a third needle.
You would most commonly use this bind-off on the shoulder seam of a sweater to secure the seam firmly (so it doesn’t sag) and to differentiate the back of the sweater from the front.
This is an advanced seaming bind-off that leaves an I-cord along the seam.
It makes a pronounced round ridge, is stretchy and strong, and like the name suggests, requires a third needle.
You would use this on any project where you would want a visible ridge that is shaped like an I-cord (a knitted tube) running along the seam, for example, on a child’s toy or quilt-square-type blanket.
Most written instructions for Kitchener Stitch are too complex to follow. This video teaches you to seam up your knitting with Kitchener stitch so you can easily close up sock toes and afterthought heels with confidence.