8pm - 10pm EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
Knowing how to work duplicate stitch is one of those tools you definitely want to have in your bag of knitting tricks. You can create colorful and intricate details in your knitting graphics or you can decorate on top of your work. Learning the anatomy of your stockinette stitches allows you to “draw” on top of your piece and create designs that would be too much hassle to create using intarsia. This fun technique will elevate your colorwork abilities to a whole new level!
Smooth, worsted weight yarn that does not split easily in 3 contrasting colors (no white or really dark colors)
Needles to match your yarn (you want to create a slightly tighter fabric, so use one or two needle sizes smaller than you would normally use)
Locking stitch markers
Blunt tapestry needle (not one with a sharp point)
Regular sharp tapestry needle
*Note* It is important that your swatch is on the snugger side of fabric. Not tight, but you should not be able to see through your fabric if held up to the light. If you are a very loose knitter, go down several needle sizes to achieve a fabric that is snug, but not bulletproof!
In your lightest colored yarn and appropriate needles to match your yarn (one or two needle sizes smaller than you would normally use), CO 38 sts.
Knit 5 rows.
Next Row: Knit
Next Row: K4, P to last 4 sts, K4
Repeat last two rows until your piece is just about a square.
Knit 5 rows.
You want to have a square (doesn't have to be perfect square!) piece of fabric that is stockinette stitch in the middle and garter stitch borders all around.