Kitchener Stitch

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.