Here is how i teach it-
Knit a swatch–about 40 stitches wide–You’ll need regular needles and 2 double pointed needle or a circ
make an edge. (5 stitches either end of garter/and 6 or more rows of garter to start)
make center stocking knit.
work about 25 rows of plain stocking knit
the take some waste yarn
Knit 10 (border +5) knit the next 10 with waste yarn,
slip waste yarn stitches back onto left needle) REKNIT with real yarn(continue the row)
(you’ll have a row with 10 waste yarn stitches in middle)
knit 4 rows of stocking knit, and repeat waste yarn procedure.
(do this 4 or 5 times… )
then a few rows of stocking knit and some garter and bind off.
take some waste yarn and in those first few row plain stocking knit, make 10 duplicate stitches…
2 rows above, do it again, and again and again…
get perfect with duplicate stitch–Learn how to go in and out of stitch and sew a perfect line of knitting
ok, then you’re at the waste yarn
Cut the waste yarn, 1 stitch at a time, and replace with duplicate stitches… (cut 1, sew 1, cut 2nd stitch undo waste yarn, replace with sewn in duplicate stitch (working from life stitches!)
[B]Repeat once [/B]
Now, cut the waste yarn (1 stitch at a time) and put the stitches onto DPN’s (or circ)
Now, work kitchener stitch (grafting) from needles! the movements are identical to duplicate stitch…
doing this ([I]an evenings work[/I] to knit the swatch AND do the duplicate stitch and grafting ) and you’ll ‘get’ grafting.
(you could take a class–but why? you can teach yourself… KEY is practice, practice, practice --on a swatch, where it doesn’t matter!
i can’t understand why anyone would want to learn on a real (important!) project.
Learn on a swatch!