In Part 1, you prepared your underarm stitches, and now you’re ready to graft with Kitchener stitch.

Step 1:

Thread your blunt yarn needle with matching yarn (if you left a tail long enough for grafting when you joined the sleeves to the body, you can use that). To begin, thread the yarn needle through the first stitch on the front needle as if you were purling with the yarn needle. Pull the yarn through, and leave the stitch on the needle.

Step 2:

Thread the yarn needle through the first stitch on the back needle as if you were going to knit it. Pull the yarn through, and leave the stitch on the needle.

Step 3:

Thread the needle through the front as if to knit, pull the yarn through and

Step 4:

slip the stitch off.

Step 5:

Thread the needle through the front as if to purl, leave the stitch on

Step 6:

Through the back as if to purl and

Step 7:

slip the stitch off.

Step 8:

Through the back as if to knit, leave the stitch on

Repeat steps 3 − 8 until you’ve worked for about one inch.

The graft will continue following steps 3-8, but you need to pause and adjust the tension of your graft so far.

Continue to Part 3.

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