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The du­pli­cate stitch is the sim­plest yet most in­trigu­ingly pow­er­ful trick in the knit­ter’s fin­ish­ing bag of tools. Whether your fab­ric is fray­ing, a hole has ap­peared, over­stretched strands cre­ate un­sightly gaps or you just wish to em­bel­lish your knitwear with other pretty col­ors, this handy tech­nique is the go-to op­tion! Here’s how to work the du­pli­cate stitch from right to left: Thread yarn into a ta­pes­try nee­dle and bring it up through the hole at the base of the “V” of a stitch. Step 1: Skip the en­tire row and in­sert your nee­dle from right to left through the whole “V” in the row above. Pull the yarn through, and you’ll see that the strand veers up the row, fol­low­ing the right side of the “V.” Step 2: In­sert your nee­dle down into the same hole where you came up last time and bring it through the en­tire up­side­down “V” to the left. This brings the strand down to cover the left side of the “V” and moves you into the setup for the next stitch. Re­peat Steps 1 and 2 un­til you have cre­ated du­pli­cate stitches as far as you need to. To fin­ish up, stop af­ter Step 1; then, just in­sert your nee­dle down into the hole where you last came up and weave in the yarn end on the wrong side. Here’s how to work the du­pli­cate stitch from left to right: Bring your threaded ta­pes­try nee­dle up through the hole at the base of the “V” of a stitch. Step 1: Skip the en­tire row and in­sert your nee­dle from left to right through the whole “V” in the row above. Pull the yarn through, and you’ll see that the strand veers up the row, fol­low­ing the left side of the “V.” Step 2: In­sert your nee­dle down into the same hole where you came up last time and bring it through the en­tire up­side-down “V” to the right. This brings the strand down to cover the right side of the “V” and moves you into the setup for the next stitch. Re­peat Steps 1 and 2 un­til you have cre­ated du­pli­cate stitches as far as you need to and fin­ish off in the same way as noted above.

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