I’m a beginner knitter, so for my first pattern I picked a really simple top-down chunky sock pattern, basically a rectangle in 1x1 rib that gets seamed like an upside down hat.
i ran out of yarn halfway through the second sock and I only had a lighter color that was better for the top and not the toe part, so i finished off the half-sock and started a new rectangle in the new yarn and I left the last row live
Now I’m unsure how to graft the two pieces together. My first thought was to bind off the new yarn and seam it haphazardly (I only found videos for stockinette, so it would definitely end up looking messy).
On a thread here, someone suggested undoing the cast-on row and doing a Kitchener graft (In that case I think it would be better to unravel the seam and turn the half-sock back to being flat because that would be much easier)
I also found this great video that shows how to seam in pattern (I didn’t prep the cast-on edge with waste yarn, so it might be tricky, but since my pattern in a simple rib I figured I could manage somehow)
My question (finally) is: Is there a way to just graft a live edge onto a cast-on? I feel like there is some well-known method but I just can’t find it. Otherwise, which of the methods above works best?