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KITCHENER STITCH INSTRUCTIONS

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KITCHENER STITCH INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Leave a tail length equal to the amount that you would normally use to complete a row.
  2. Hold the needles parallel, wrong sides together, and thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.
  3. Keep the work loose, try to match the tension of the stitches, but it is easier to tighten it up later than to loosen it.
  4. Using the tapestry needle, go into the stitch on the front needle as if to purl, draw the thread all of the way through. Leave the stitch on the needle.
  5. Go into the stitch on the back needle as if to knit, leave the stitch  on the needle.
  6. *Go into the stitch on the front needle as if to knit, take it off the needle.
  7. Go into the next stitch on the front needle as if to purl, leave it on the needle.
  8. Go into the stitch on the back needle as if to purl, take it off.
  9. Go into the next stitch on the back needle as if to knit, leave it on the needle. *
  10. Repeat steps between * and * until all stitches are off of the needles.  If the stitches are too loose, put a darning egg under the work and tighten to match surrounding stitches.  Bring tail to the inside and fasten off.

 

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