Monday, July 07, 2008

Duplicate Stitch on Ribbing

Duplicate Stitch on Garter Stitch

Duplicate Stitch on Stockinette

Episode 38: Part 1 of 3 (darn that hole)

Today, I talk about swiss darning, otherwise known as duplicate stitch, and how it lays the path for darning holes and grafting or kitchener-stitching live stitches.

The rerun for this show is episode 29. Notes for that show are here.

There are a LOT of photos for this, so I'm going to break it into three posts: stockinette, garter stitch and ribbing.

Download Episode 38.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Darn That Hole

This isn't really about math, but I'm working on my next show about darning holes. This is something a lot of knitters avoid, but the skills involved can also be used to seamlessly complete garments using kitchener stitch, which is basically one long row of darning, or add color details by darning on top of existing knit fabric (sometimes called swiss darning or duplicate stitch). If you want to follow along, dig up or create a gauge swatch that includes garter stitch, ribbing and stockinette stitch and have a good darning needle (I prefer curved ones) and yarn of the same weight, but different color, handy.