Thursday, August 30, 2007

Kitchener Stitch Demo with Yarntini Love

Hi Knitters,
I am so excited to be done with these beautiful Yarntini socks. I love them and my feet love them, too. This yarn is one of my all-time favorites so if you are lucky enough to get your hands on some snatch it up quick.

I finished the second sock on video so you could enjoy the moment with me and see the kitchener stitch if you haven't done it before!
best, susie

17 comments:

Martina said...

Thanks for the video!! Now I know that I have been doing Kitchener stitch all wrong all this time!!! My toes should look better now!

peaknits said...

I love those socks! And I love the kitchener!!:)

Adrienne said...

Thank you so much for the video!!!!

Anonymous said...

Loved the video, I think for the first time I get the kitchener stitch.
Is there a place to ask questions about the itty bitty hats? I have done 10 of your hats and have several questions about the pattern. Thanks!

Knitterella said...

Yes! I'm working on some footies and will need this stitch very soon - I was dreading it and now I'm not thanks to your tutorial!

Your socks are great!
Jill

Susan said...

Hi Anonymous,
I can answer general questions when I get a chance. My email is under the profile page on my blog. If you have a specific question about say your gauge for example, your best bet is to head to your local yarn shop where someone can actually look at what you are doing. There is a link to a pdf for corrections on the first printing of itty bitty hats on the sidebar of my blog, too.
susan

Hege said...

Love the colours on the socks!
They remind me of a icecream we have here called "Tress", it's with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavour :)
Have a great weekend :)

Connie said...

This is what keeps me from knitting socks, but you explained this so well! I am going now to fav this video on YouTube and of course Q me so me socks now on Ravelry! Thanks!

Renee said...

Love this video (and the socks). Makes something that seems so complicated when reading written directions seem very simple. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I was following your directions for the kitchener stitch from both here and in your books and have a question. After looking at several other websites for tutorials on how to do this stitch, all of them say that you need to "set up" the first two stitches by "Insert the threaded tapestry needle into the first stitch on the needle closest to you as if to purl and pull it through, leaving the stitch on the needle. Then insert the needle into the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit, leaving the stitch on the needle. Pull the yarn through. Now proceed with your method to finish the stitches.
When I tried your way without setting up the stitch, it unravelled on me and I had a hole. I'd love to hear your suggestions on this stitch?
Thank you for all your hard work and sharing it with us!

Susan said...

oh, I've never seen that method you described before. Hmmm... i have never had a problem with my method. i do that exact same process on socks and toys and grafting sweaters and haven't had any type of hole or gap at all.

If the way I do kitchener stitch doesn't work for you then you should definitely use the other method you have found.

Susan

Delia said...

Your little chant is very helpful! You saved my sock! :)

janieg said...

When doing the grafting, is the yarn on the front or back needle to begin? Thanks. I really like the video!

janieg said...

The video is super! I started knitting socks in Elem. School in the 1950s. Just started again and find that I've forgotten sooo much. Thank you very much!

Susan said...

JanieG- it doesn't matter if the yarn is coming from the front or back needle to begin.
susan

Fran said...

Thanks for your excellent tutorial. I wasn't able to figure out the kitchners stitch before even though I watched several videos. Now to finish my first pair of socks.

Lindsay said...

Thank you! I'm about to finish my first ever sock (a Jelly Bean--thank you for that, too!), and I feel good about it. Here goes!!