Learn how to duplicate stitch with Jessica Joy’s video tutorial and spruce up last year’s snug-as-a-bug knitwear
There’s a nip in the air which means it’s time for our yearly ritual of digging out forgotten cardies and fingerless gloves. But fear not, lovelies, we’re here to turn your thoughts to duplicate stitches (or Swiss darning). Will these bad boys restore your love for crisp autumnal mornings all while giving your wardrobe an overhaul? Darn straight, they will!
What is duplicate stitching?
The duplicate stitch is a really easy technique of sewing coloured stitches on knitted garments. Cheat hard knitting patterns (and be the knitting ninja you know you are!) by embroidering patterns and motifs on knitwear instead. Take a minute to watch Jessica Joy’s video above and learn how to duplicate stitch.
Ready to break out the beanies? Check out these duplicate stitch tutorials and ideas…
1. Creative mending via Karen Barbé
2. Cute kitten mitten face via Squeaky Swing
3. Neon jumper details via Purl Bee
4. Heart elbow patches via One Sheepish Girl
P.S Meredith of One Sheepish Girl will be guest posting on Instagram and Pinterest in the first #mollietakeover. Come see!
5. Floral yarn embroidery via Pinterest
Not strictly Swiss darning, but this yarn embroidered short sleeve jumper is a thing of beauty.