Socks

How to graft 8 stitches tog finishing toe of sock

I teach a sock class at my LYS and here is a copy of what I hand out for the kitchener stitch. I usually graft 16 stitches. Is 8 stitches pretty narrow.

Graft tog with kitchener st.
Kitchener Stitch
Hold needles parallel with yarn on the back needle on the right side. Cut the yarn to about 18” and thread onto your tapestry needle

IF SOCK IS KNIT RIGHT SIDE OUT

  1. Using tapestry needle, insert needle as if to k into 1st st on back needle, pull yarn thru, leave st on needle
  2. insert needle as if to p into 1st st on front needle, pull yarn thru, leave st on needle.
    *3. insert needle as if to p into 1st st on back needle, pull yarn thru, remove st from needle
    *4. insert needle as if to k into next st on back needle, pull yarn thru, leave st on needle
    *5. insert needle as if to k into 1st st on front needle, pull yarn thru, remove st from needle
    *6. insert needle as if to p into next st on front needle, pull yarn thru, leave st on needle
    Repeat steps 3, 4, 5, and 6 until all stitches are removed. Every 1st st on back needle is a k,
    every 1st st on front needle is a purl. Each st must have both a p and a k before it can be
    removed from the needle.

IF SOCK IS KNIT WRONG SIDE OUT

  1. Using tapestry needle, insert needle as if to p into 1st st on back needle, pull yarn thru, leave st on needle
  2. insert needle as if to k into 1st st on front needle, pull yarn thru, leave st on needle.
    *3. insert needle as if to k into 1st st on back needle, pull yarn thru, remove st from needle
    *4. insert needle as if to p into next st on back needle, pull yarn thru, leave st on needle
    *5. insert needle as if to p into 1st st on front needle, pull yarn thru, remove st from needle
    *6. insert needle as if to k into next st on front needle, pull yarn thru, leave st on needle
    Repeat steps 3, 4, 5, and 6 until all stitches are removed. Every 1st st on back needle is a p, every 1st st on front needle is a k. Each st must have both a p and a k before it can be removed from the needle.

Thank you for posting the instructions, I’m going to print it off and put it in my project notebook.

Have you seen Amy’s video on Kitchenering here? Just scroll down to Finishing and click on Kitchener.