Sep
23

Russian Grafting

Russian Grafting | The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell

Russian Grafting

This week on Ask Me Monday, I share a technique featured in my latest book (available for pre-order now) The Knit Vibe, Russian grafting. 

Unlike sister techniques, Russian grafting is not meant to be seamless but instead, decorative. Using only the live stitches on the needles as the joining force, this method provides a braided look that adds a sweet detail to shoulder seams, sock toes, and beyond!

We also took a look a the latest new product from Knitter’s Pride, Smart Stix double-pointed needles, and announce the winner of the Interchangeable set from last week’s episode, and answer a viewer’s question about how today’s technique can apply to crochet. Enjoy!


This episode of Ask Me Monday is sponsored by Knitter’s PrideKnitPro

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Featured Knitter’s Pride Products: Smart Stix Needles, Bamboo Double Pointed Needles, Waves Crochet Hooks, and Rainbow Row Counter Ring

 

 

Russian Grafting: How-to

Step 1: Set up

  • Place an equal number of stitches on two needles and hold parallel.

 

Step 2:

  • Insert crochet hook knitwise into stitch on BACK needle and pull stitch off onto hook.

 

Step 3:

  • Insert crochet hook knitwise into stitch on FRONT needle and pull stitch off onto hook and through the first stitch on hook.

 

Step 4: Continue grafting

  • *Insert crochet hook knitwise into stitch on BACK needle and pull stitch off of the needle and through the stitch on hook.

 

Step 5:

  • Insert crochet hook knitwise into stitch on FRONT needle and pull stitch off the needle and through stitch on hook.

Step 6: 

  • Repeat from * until all stitches are grafted.

Russian Grafting | The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell

 

The Knit Vibe hits stands on October 8th. Pre-order now though, and receive a free gift: an exclusive print by artist Rebecca Reitz! Go here for more info.

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