FAQ: How To Weave Stitches Together In Knitting?

Why is it called Kitchener Stitch?

During the First World War it is said that Herbert Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War, prompted the invention of a special graft for socks to prevent chafing. It came to be known as ‘the Kitchener Stitch ‘.

What is a live stitch?

The Live Stitch to Bind Off Graft, as the name clearly suggests, is a seaming method that involves seaming one edge with live stitches and another with an edge of either bind off or cast on stitches.

What is the mattress stitch in knitting?

The Mattress Stitch is a finishing technique for vertical seaming. It creates an invisible join between pieces worked in stockinette stitch or ribbing, perfect for so many things, such as sewing the front and back of a sweater together.

What is the best way to join seams in knitting?

  1. Place your knitted pieces side-by-side with the right side facing up.
  2. Insert the sewing needle under the first horizontal bar on one of your pieces.
  3. Pull the yarn through.
  4. Insert the needle under the horizontal bar on the other piece.
  5. Pull the yarn through.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 until your seam is complete.

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