Neats (kneats) wrote in 20sknitters,

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Grafting tutorial


I recently needed to graft two pieces of knitting with 1x1 ribbing, and I discovered that there was no information on how to use kitchener stitch with ribbing, although there are resources and tutorials about using kitchener stitch with stockinette and garter stitch. So I decided to write up a tutorial with photos for anyone who wants to try grafting ribbing, but isn't sure how to do it. I hope some of you will find this helpful! Let me know if any of the directions are unclear.

If anyone is interested, this is the finished object that I used grafting for, a top-down raglan shoulder jacket in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the Charcoal colorway.

The grafting was necessary for the collar. I originally did not do a long enough section of ribbing before I started the shoulders, so I knit an extension, unraveled the original cast-on, and grafted the new part of the collar.

The back has darts and a bit of a peplum.

The garter stitch button band has crocheted loops rather than buttonholes.

I made a matching cap with the leftover yarn and one extra button.

cross-posted to punk_knitters
Tags: fo, hat, how to, sweaters, techniques

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