And so I decided to find out exactly why it’s called Kitchener Stitch, and it is indeed, after the infamous Lord Kitchener. Socks were so important during the war (trench foot and so on) that he published a pattern for knitters, including a toe seam that would not rub. Well, I say he, I would imagine he didn’t invent it….!
On my travels I found some hilarious knitting patterns and pictures (although I am sure at the time very welcome to the poor soldiers on the battlefields). Thought I would share some here…. Incidentally, the weird glove thing is a rifle glove… It has a hole for the thumb AND the forefinger, so that you could pull a trigger. Somewhat sinister.