Duplicate Stitch (AKA "Swiss Darning") - Sat. Mar. 30, 1-2:30 pm
Duplicate Stitch (AKA "Swiss Darning") - Sat. Mar. 30, 1-2:30 pm

Duplicate Stitch (AKA "Swiss Darning") - Sat. Mar. 30, 1-2:30 pm

Regular price $15.00 $15.00 Sale

Instructor: Cynthia Gilbertson

Date: Saturday, March 30, 1:00-2:30 pm

Duplicate stitch involves embroidering on knitted fabric to change the color of selected stitches. It comes in handy when working picture designs that have small details of contrasting color, or when embellishing knitting with a name or date. It can also be used for some repairs. In this one-session class you will work a design from a chart and get step-by-step instructions on how to work the stitches.

Skill Level: Easy. To complete the homework for his class you must know how to knit and purl. The class itself involves embroidering with yarn and a yarn needle.

Homework: Follow the instructions given below to knit a small square. If you already have a piece of worsted stockinette that is at least 24 stitches square, you may bring that as your 'homework' piece.

Supplies to bring to class: (registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases, excluding patterns)

  • Completed homework square - see instructions below or bring a previously completed square of worsted weight that is at least 24-stitches per row in stockinette stitch.
  • A blunt yarn needle
  • A few yards of worsted weight yarn in a contrasting solid color
  • 3-4 locking stitch markers

Homework Instructions:Using a solid color worsted weight yarn and size #7 or #8 needles, CO 24 sts.

Rows 1-4: Knit.
Row 5: k3, p18, k3.
Row 6: Knit.
Repeat Rows 5 & 6 seven more times, ending with Row 6. The exact number of rows is not important as long as there are at least 16 rows of stockinette above the garter ridges.
Knit 4 more rows. Bind off. Bring the completed square to class.

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