|Edge of existing piece||Edge of piece being knit||Ways to make the join||Diagram|
|Side||Side||Sliding-loop (Rick Mondragon), sewn seam.|
|Side||Bottom||Picking up stitches from a selvedge.|
|Side||Top||Perpendicular grafting, sewn seam, chaining-up1 .|
|Top||Side||Entrelac join (ssk or p2tog), sliding loop (me)2 , sewn seam.|
|Top||Bottom||Knitting from held stitches, grafting.|
|Top||Top||Grafting, three-needle bind-off, sewn seam.|
|Bottom (some techniques require loops be freed from provisional cast-on)||Side||Entrelac join (ssk or p2tog), sliding-loop (me), sewn seam.|
|Bottom||Bottom||Knitting from freed cast-on loops, grafting, "aligned pickup from cast-on edge"3 .|
|Bottom||Top||Grafting, sewn seam.|
1 This is a new technique I developed, to be described in more detail later. Basically, on the existing piece, you ladder-down the edge stitch column, freeing a loop for every two rows of the existing piece. You then chain up these loops while working together with each loop a free stitch from the current piece.
2 To be described later.
3 See blog entry: "Picking up and knitting from a cast-on edge."