Before You Begin
Like it's cousin the Kitchener stitch, the Finchley graft is used to invisibly join two rows of live stitches. It works well to finish top down socks, bottom up mittens, top down bags, or in almost any situation where you would otherwise use the Kitchener stitch. Just be aware, you will need to turn your work wrong side (purl side) out.
Even though it produces the same end result as the Kitchner stitch, it's easier to remember how to do the Finchley graft. You don't need to fret about bringing the yarn through each stitch knitwise or purlwise.
- yarn or tapestry needle
Ready to try this technique in a pattern? The Little Birds Phone Pocket Pattern shown in this lesson has videos to help you learn more about:
- Turkish Cast On
- Finchley Graft
- Knit I-Cord
- Spool Knitting