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Grafting Sock Toes Without Ears

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