How to Knit Grafting Garter Stitch

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to graft two pieces of garter stitch together. The most common way to seam two pieces of knitted fabric together is the mattress stitch, but it doesn’t work very well for garter stitch. This method creates an almost invisible seam for garter stitch.

Also known as: seaming garter stitch.

Skill: Intermediate

Pattern:

Step 1: Take a darning or tapestry needle pre threaded with yarn and insert it into the bottom corner of one of the pieces you are seaming. Insert going from the wrong side to the right side of the fabric.

Step 2: Pull the yarn through, leaving about six inches, bring the needle around to the wrong side again. Insert the needle into the same hole you first put the needle through and pull tight. This will lock the yarn in place.

Step 3: Take your needle and insert into the same stitch on the other piece of fabric, going from the wrong side to the right side.

Step 4: Insert the needle into the first ridge stitch in the row above your previous insertion, and pull through, going from the bottom through the top.

Step 5: Insert the needle into the first ridge stitch on the opposite piece of fabric, and pull through, going from the bottom through the top. Pull tight.

Step 6: Insert the needle into the stitch between the two ridges, going from the right side to the wrong side.

Repeat steps 3-6 until you have seamed all the stitches together.

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