Grafting is joining two pieces of stockinet in such a manner, as to render the joining invisible.

Materials

A long-eyed needle, two pieces of coarse stockinet, and yarn the quality and color of the stockinet.

I. Ravel the two edges that are to be joined, until the loops are perfectly even and clear.

Fig. 65.

Fig. 65. - Showing grafting stitches, and needle in position.

2. Place the edges together, so that the loops of one are exactly opposite the corresponding openings of the other (Fig. 65).

3. Holding the right side towards you, work from right to left.

4. Fasten the end of the yarn, by darning it in and out on the wrong side of the stockinet.

5. Inserting the needle in an upper loop (Fig. 65, a), bring it out in the next loop (Fig. 65, b).

6. Inserting the needle in the under loop (Fig. 65, c) opposite the last upper loop, bring it out in the next loop (Fig. 65, d).

7. Continue, taking two upper loops, then two under loops, using one new loop each time, which will cause the needle to be inserted twice in each loop.

8. Fasten the yarn, by darning it in and out on the wrong side.