Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kitchener Stitch on garter, stockinette and even ribbing! Coming March 2, 2010

On March 2, the Spring 2010 Interweave Knits will hit the newsstands, and, among the interesting patterns and fascinating articles will be an article by TECHknitter (that's me!) about Kitchener Stitching (also called grafting).

TECHknitting blog has already shown how to Kitchener stitch stockinette in an easy way, using a knitting needle rather than a sewing needle, but this magazine article covers different ground.

Specifically, article shows how to use a tapestry needle to Kitchener stitch any fabric according to a formula, whether garter stitch, stockinette, reverse stockinette. In addition, there will be a new "unvention:" a method for grafting ribbing without the dreaded half-stitch jog (could also be applied to grafting seed stitch in pattern).

There will be scads of illustrations and a handy chart summarizing all.

I hope you will like it!