I love the look of Fair Isle knitting, and knitting with various colors. Often you have to count stitches in order to do this, and sometimes I just want to add some detail to my knitting without difficulty (I have a toddler that almost always interrupts me, so I really need mindless knitting projects-ha ha!). It’s really easy to embroider using “duplicate stitching”, and I am so happy to have learned this! I am posting this picture tutorial on how it is done. And stay tuned – this little swatch is turning into a fun little pattern in the next day or so!
- Thread a tapestry needle with a length of your contrast yarn (for this, I used an off white color)
- Leave a tail under the fabric that you will weave into like colors at the end
- Pull through, under the selected “V” stitch (see how the knitting stitches are a bunch of “V”s – pull your yarn through the base)
- Put needle through both “legs” of above stitch. So you go to the stitch ABOVE the stitch you are covering with your new yarn. See the picture below:
- Pull through, but don’t pull too tight.
- Thread through the bottom of the “V”
Step 4: If you want, you can continue upward
You can also move left or right under the fabric in order to embroider any stitch.
I can just imagine how many fun details can be added to simple projects. Have you tried this before? If you’ve embroidered on knit, what methods have you used?
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