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Kitchener Stitch

This will create a seamless closure. (Do not use bind off). You will move stitches from your loom onto 2 double-pointed knitting needles. Place the instep stitches, (half of your pegs) onto one double-pointed knitting needle. Place the remaining stitches, sole stitches, onto second double-pointed needle.

Set up: Needle closest to you will be known as the "Front needle". Needle behind will be known as "Back needle". Use tapestry needle with matching sock yarn to sew the loops off the needles. Start sewing at the right side of the double-pointed needles.

1. Insert tapestry needle through the first stitch from the RIGHT side of st, on the FRONT NEEDLE as if to purl. Leave stitch on the knitting needle.

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2. Insert tapestry needle through the first stitch from the LEFT side of st on the BACK NEEDLE as if to knit. Leave stitch on the knitting needle. Now set up is complete.

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3. FRONT NEEDLE: Insert tapestry needle through first stitch from the LEFT side of st (as if to knit); take stitch off the knitting needle.

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4. FRONT NEEDLE: Insert tapestry needle through first stitch from the RIGHT side of st (as if to purl); leave stitch on the needle.

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5. BACK NEEDLE: Insert tapestry needle through first stitch from the RIGHT side of st (as if to purl); take stitch off the knitting needle.

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6. BACK NEEDLE: Insert tapestry needle through first stitch from the LEFT side of st (as if to knit); leave stitch on the needle.

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Repeat steps 3-6 until all sts have been removed. Weave in the end tails.