Finchley Graft: An Alternative to the Kitchener Stitch

Knitting Tutorial: The Finchley graft is an easy to remember alternative to the Kitchener stitch.
If you have ever been frustrated trying to remember how to do the Kitchener stitch, let me introduce you to your new favorite knitting skill, the Finchley graft.

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
Thanks to Skacel for providing the addi Bamboo FlexiFlips and Schoppel Zauberball Crazy yarn used in this tutorial. These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.

Finchley Graft

Recommended Pattern

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
Little Birds Phone Pocket Knitting Pattern: Learn skills like the Finchley graft

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Finchley Graft: An Alternative to the Kitchener Stitch
The Finchley graft is an easy to remember alternative to the Kitchener stitch for joining 2 rows of live knitting stitches.
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