How do you stitch a Kitchener Stitch?

How much yarn do you leave for Kitchener Stitch?

Thread a length of working yarn three times the length of the pieces you are joining onto a tapestry needle. Hold work so you have a front knitting needle and back knitting needle.

Why is Kitchener stitch so called?

During the First World War it is said that Herbert Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War, prompted the invention of a special graft for socks to prevent chafing. It came to be known as ‘the Kitchener Stitch’.

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