Michelle finished her second Fisherman’s Rib Infinity Scarf knit with madelinetosh tosh dk (DK: 100% merino, 225 yards).
The pattern calls for finishing it with a regular bind off. She wasn’t satisfied with this because the ribbing doesn’t lie knit to knit and purl to purl, it’s off a stitch.
I suggested we look into grafting a/k/a Kitchener stitch for a more even finish. Oy! I did not know what I was getting us into. It is a tricky endeavor to say the very least.
For starters, in order to have the stitches line up knit to knit ~ purl to purl, you have to first separate the knit stitches from the purl stitches so that they lay on different needles.
This was a two person process. I transferred the knits and Michelle transferred the purls.
Then we worked the Kitchener stitch while ignoring the the purl stitches that were hanging below.
This swatch is for a Roo Design. For as long as I’ve know Mary, she’s been a loose knitter. She has always had to swatch at least two sizes down from the needle listed in the pattern. Mercury must be in retrograde because Mary got gauge on the needle stated. This has NEVER happened. We were both a little stunned by this. It may take a while to recover from the shock.