KNIT­TED SOCKS BY LAU­REN RIKER PAGE 91

DU­PLI­CATE STITCH USE OUR HANDY STITCH GUIDE FOR THE KNIT­TED KOALA SOCKS ON PAGE 91

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Du­pli­cate stitch – also called Swiss darn­ing – is a tech­nique al­low­ing you to add small ar­eas of colour to the sur­face of your com­pleted fab­ric. For best re­sults, use yarn of a sim­i­lar weight to the back­ground fab­ric.

Thread your nee­dle with a long piece of con­trast yarn and bring it through the ‘V’ be­low the first stitch to du­pli­cate from the back to the front of the knit­ting.

Take the nee­dle un­der both ‘legs’ of the stitch above the stitch to be du­pli­cated, in the same di­rec­tion as you’ll be work­ing.

To fin­ish the du­pli­cate stitch, go back through the ‘V’ be­low the stitch to be du­pli­cated, from front to back. Pull the yarn gen­tly, but not too tightly, so that it sits on top of the stitch be­ing du­pli­cated and cov­ers as much of it as pos­si­ble.

Re­peat across the row, fol­low­ing the chart you’re du­pli­cat­ing, and re­peat­ing the steps for each stitch worked.

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