Kitchener Confidence / Painless Grafting
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting) is feared by many knitters. It’s a tricky thing, and if you get it wrong, it can look pretty terrible. This class focuses on taking the fear out of the process. We’ll build confidence and skills through practice, sharing tips for remembering the steps, and for fixing it if you mess up. I’ll talk about how to handle a variety of fabrics: stockinette stitch, garter stitch and ribbing. I’ll also share tricks for avoiding it entirely!
Workshop length: 1 hour
Advanced beginner – students need to be proficient with knit & purl.
Work two stockinette stitch swatches – 20 stitches wide, 1-inch high – in light coloured worsted weight yarn on 4-5mm needles. Leave sts live on the needles and bring to class.
Materials to bring:
Blunt-ended darning needle and yarn of a contrasting colour from that used for the swatches.