KNITTED SOCKS BY LAUREN RIKER PAGE 91
DUPLICATE STITCH USE OUR HANDY STITCH GUIDE FOR THE KNITTED KOALA SOCKS ON PAGE 91
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.