Why I Hate Kitchener Stitch
Yup! I will say it loud and proud—I hate kitchener stitch. I don’t care that some Lord named Herbert Kitchener invented the bloody technique. I will continue to stomp my feet like a two year-old and refuse to do it!
Here is why I hate Kitchener stitch:
I have three kids…need I say more?
One slight interruption during the grafting process of Kitchener stitch and I am lost. If you have tried Kitchener stitch before and been interrupted, then you know what I mean. You simply cannot look up, or let your mind wander for a nano-second while attempting this stitch pattern. This just doesn’t work with my hectic, bustling household.
What is with that ear thing’ny that always pops up?
Is it just me???? For some reason no matter what I do, I get this weird little bump that pops up at the beginning of my grafting. What is it? Why is it there? I thought I did it all correctly!? Do you have this problem, too?
It is a technique for knitting experts
That is the dignified title of this stitch—a technique for experts. Well, I am certainly not a knitting expert. However, what constitutes an expert, I ask? I have been knitting off and on since I was 7 years-old and I am now 37. That’s a long time to be knitting, so I figure, if I can’t grasp this concept, then not many newbies can.
OK rant is over. What are your thoughts on Kitchener Stitch. Was Lord Kitchener the devil in disguise? Or do you love this technique?