Russian Grafting

Russian grafting is a decorative way to join two pieces of knitting, no working yarn necessary. Additionally, it leaves no ridge on the back of the work, making it appropriate for pieces worn next to the skin.

The needles I used for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

The crochet hook I used is Knitter’s Pride Dreamz.

The yarn I used is Berroco Vintage Worsted in color in Sunny.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Amanda”.

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

13 comments on “Russian Grafting

  1. I love this! I’m working on a pair of socks now and I’m going to try this technique to graft the toes. Thanks!!

  2. I just learned this recently and it was called a 3 needle bind off. I really like it no matter the name or needle/hook used! I have used it to put together a knitted braid to make a beanie that began with a provisional cast on.

  3. You just saved my new love for sock knitting, I don’t have to do a Kitchener stitch and my sock toes will retain the look created by the decrease rows.

  4. Staci,
    Your video on Russian Grafting came at the most opportune time for me. I had just finished knitting the Cotton Lace Ponchette and needed to join one short side of a rectangle to the beginning of a long side. Already had live stitches on my short cast on and picked up stitches along the long edge and grafted them together. What a BEAUTIFUL join ! ! ! ! THANK YOU ! ! !

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