Your question: Why is it called Kitchener Stitch?

Is grafting the same as Kitchener?

Grafting (also called kitchener stitch) is a technique used to join two pieces of knitting without any seam by joining together the live stitches of each piece.

Is there an alternative to Kitchener Stitch?

The Finchley graft is an easy to remember alternative to the Kitchener stitch for joining 2 rows of live knitting stitches.

How much tail do you need for Kitchener Stitch?

Cut the yarn so that the tail is approximately four times the length of the row of stitches. For example, if the live stitches are about 5 inches wide on the needle when spread out comfortably, then cut the yarn with a tail approximately 20 inches long.

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