Friday, November 14, 2014

Grift and graft

Oh ye of little faith. Of course I can fix the blanket! It just requires faith, trust, a pinch of fairy dust and the ability to use Kitchener stitch.

For all the non-knitters reading this (hi Facebook!) Kitchener stitch is a way to graft live stitches into a solid piece of knitting. It's generally used to sew up the toes on socks and a lot of people hate doing it.

Then there's me. I LOVE Kitchener stitch! It's such an easy thing to remember: purl then knit, knit then purl, repeat until all the stitches are done. You can get a really mindless pattern repeating and next thing you know, it's all done.

Luckily for me, the creator of this holey mess has knitted more squares, so the technique is pretty straightforward.

Step 1: unpick the cast on stitches and put the live stitches on a spare double point needle.

Step 2: pick up the live stitches on one of the remaining blanket squares with another spare double point needle.

Step 3: sew the two live seams together using Kitchener stitch, chocolate and sheer stubbornness.

Step 4: repeat until finished.

This is going to take a few days.

1 comment:

SapphireBlue said...

I have to have Kitchener written down, because I can never remember it.