Grafting instructions

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Follow these simple instructions to make up the woolly wonder and short sleeve jumper pattern 

Follow these simple instructions to make up the woolly wonder and short sleeve jumper pattern

This technique is widely used in European patterns, but is not so popular among UK and US knitters. When you have completed the sections, do not cast off but leave the stitches on a spare needle.

Thread a tapestry needle with the matching yarn. Work with the right side facing. Place the two spare needles together.

Insert the tapestry needle through the centre of the first stitch on the front needle as if to purl (leave the stitch on the needle), and bring the tapestry needle out at the centre of the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit (leave the stitch on the needle), *bring the tapestry needle through the centre of the first stitch on the front needle again as if to knit and slip off the stitch.

Insert the tapestry needle through the centre of the next stitch on the front needle as if to purl (leave the stitch on the needle), bring the tapestry needle out at the centre of the next (first) stitch on the back needle again as if to purl and slip off the stitch.

Insert the tapestry needle through the centre of the next stitch on the back needle as if to knit (leave the stitch on the needle)*, maintaining an even tension. Repeat the movement until the seam is complete.

Work all the free stitches into the seam one by one and let the stitches drop off the spare needles as they are grafted together.

The finished seam will look identical to a row of knitting.

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