The kitchener stitch is really a bit of knitting magic. Using a tapestry needle, the tail is woven through live stitches to join them in an action that duplicates the knit or purl stitch. The result is a smooth and seamless join. The kitchener stitch may also be used for repairs or alterations in garments. I believe that the kitchener stitch is an essential skill for every knitter. Apart from its usefulness, it also provides an opportunity to understand stitch construction.
Knitters notoriously underestimate how much time is needed to knit for everyone on their gift list. It seemed like a great idea to knit Christmas gifts for all your family and friends in July! If you find yourself a bit behind this December, think big yarn and big needles. Try this simple and stylish cowl that can be knit in a few hours. You can always make everyone socks next year!
Moebius Seed Scarf
2 100g skeins Misti Alpaca Chunky
Size 17 needles
Holding two strands of yarn together, cast on 18 stitches
Row 1. *k1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 2. *p1, k1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 24”.
Bind off in pattern.
Seam short ends together twisting one end before joining to make scarf a moebius.
Pattern inspired by Nina at Nina Yarn Shop in Chicago, Illinois.