Grafting Sock Toes Without Ears

Oh I just love those perfectly rounded sock toes without “EARS”!

Modern Heirloom Cable Knit Socks Pattern by IraRott

To achieve this result in kitchener stitch, you just need to work the first & last stitches partially.

Here is how I do it:

  • STEP 1: Insert the tapestry needle knit-wise through the first stitch on the front needle & slip that stitch off the needle.
Grafting Sock Toe Without Ears - Kitchener Stitch - Step 1
  • STEP 2: Pull the tapestry needle purl-wise through the second stitch on the front needle, leaving the stitch on the needle.
Grafting Sock Toe Without Ears - Kitchener Stitch - Step 2
  • STEP 3: Insert the tapestry needle purl-wise through the first stitch on the back needle & slip that stitch off the needle.
Grafting Sock Toe Without Ears - Kitchener Stitch - Step 3
  • STEP 4: Pull the tapestry needle knit-wise through the second stitch on the back needle, leaving the stitch on the needle.
Grafting Sock Toe Without Ears - Kitchener Stitch - Step 4

Repeat STEPS 1-2-3-4 until 1 st is left of each needle. Slip these sts off the needles & pull yarn to tighten up the loops. Weave in the end on WS.

Here is a short video for your reference:

Modern Heirloom Cable Knit Socks pattern can be found at IraRott.com

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