Graft your Sock Toe with Kitchener Stitch
Grafting, also known as the Kitchener Stitch, is an excellent way to finish the toe in a smooth, neat manner; however, if you prefer, you can skip the grafting stage and gather the remaining 8 stitches, pull them tight, and sew the toe together firmly at the end.
Set Up for Grafting
To graft, begin by threading the threaded tapestry needle through the first knit stitch on the front double pointed needle (the dpn closest to you) as if purling, then pulling it through and leaving it on the dpn.
Grafting Stage 1 – Front Needle
Insert a tapestry needle into the first knit stitch on the back double pointed needle as if purling, and slip this stitch off the dpn. Continue grafting stage 1 and then stage 2 until all the stitches are grafted together.
Finishing At the Toe
Take care not to pull the yarn too tight, which causes the stitches on the right side to look distorted. I’m covering every stage in a step-by-step series on knitting your first sock, and I’m not making any assumptions about how advanced the knitter is.
How do I graft the toe of a sock?
Step 1: Work your sock to the toe, stopping just before grafting the toe stitches together. Step 2: You should have the same number of stitches on both needles before you start grafting. Step 3: Work the setup before you start grafting.
Do you weave in ends before blocking?
Step 2: Weave in your ends! Blocking will help secure all those little loose ends, as well as “set” the stitches you weave the ends into, so they don’t look as bumpy as you think they will.
Are socks knitted or woven?
Knit fabric is used to make t-shirts and other shirtings, sportswear, swimwear, leggings, socks, sweaters, sweatshirts, and cardigans, among other items. Knitting machines are the primary producers of modern knit fabrics, but the material can also be knit by hand using knitting needles.
Is i cord binding stretchy?
This is a fantastic intermediate bind-off that creates a round decorative column along the edge of your stitches to be bound off, and it’s also quite stretchy.