Grafting (knitting) Wikipedia
In knitting, grafting is the joining of two knitted fabrics using yarn and a needle in one of three types of seams:
- selvage-to-selvage seam,
- selvage-to-end ("wales") seam, or
- end-to-end ("wale-to-wale") seam.
The Kitchener stitch is a common method for the third type of seam. The yarn follows the route of a row of ordinary knitting. This is often done when closing off a knitted sock at the toe. The technique is named after Horatio Herbert Kitchener, though the technique was practiced long before.