Class length
3 hours
 
Skill level
Intermediate
 
Class type
Technique
 
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, contrasting-colored, worsted-weight yarn
US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7" (18 cm) in length
Blunt darning needle
Stitch holders (for swatches)
Scissors
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
Swatches 1, 2, and 3: Cast on 20 stitches. Rows 1-4: Knit. Row 5: Purl. Row 6: Knit. Repeat Rows 5 and 6 until 3" (8 cm) from beginning (end after a knit row). Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" (20-cm) tail.
Swatch 4: Cast on 20 stitches. Knit (garter stitch) for 10 rows. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" (20-cm) tail.
Swatch 5: Cast on 20 stitches. Knit (garter stitch) for 11 rows. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" (20-cm) tail.
Swatch 6: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 2" (5 cm) from beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" (20-cm) tail.
Swatch 7: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 2" (5 cm) from beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" (20-cm) tail.
Swatch 8: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 1" (2.5 cm) from beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 1-yd (1-m) tail.
 
Techniques to be covered
Grafting stockinette stitch
Grafting garter stitch
Grafting ribbing and seed stitch
Tubular bind-off
Grafting a hem
Grafting stitches to rows (stockinette stitch)
Cutting knitted fabric apart in order to shorten/lengthen/insert

Cut and Paste

Cut and Paste photo

Class Description
Does the very thought of Kitchener Stitch make you queasy? Get over it! Practice grafting a variety of stitch patterns, then apply what you’ve learned by working a simple hem, sewing a flawless seam, and discovering ways to modify your knitting without tearing the whole thing out. Sleeves too long? Wish you’d started with garter stitch instead of ribbing? Hate the colors in that band of Fair Isle? Cut out the bad, and graft in the good!