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knitpurlgurl
02-16-2009, 06:23 PM
I just learned duplicate stitch this weekend and am totally smitten! I noticed that there aren't many patterns out there for duplicate stitch. I did manage to order some older books (15 years+) from eBay and also Amazon, but was wondering if any of you use Fair Isle patterns and/or design your own patterns? I'm not comfortable designing a pattern for duplicate stitch yet as I'd like to try a few projects first.. But I'd love to find more pattern resources. Anyone know of any online resources off the top of your head that you like?

Thanks in advance!

Marria
02-16-2009, 07:30 PM
I have added duplicate stitch color work to plain patterns before. It's not that hard if you use graph paper to chart out the design. For example, I put a duplicate stitch heart on the front of a plain stockinette baby sweater once.

By the way--duplicate stitch is also great for weaving in ends, and you can do it on the purl side. See this article:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/FEATfall04TT.html

losnana
02-16-2009, 09:13 PM
I did the Santa on this sweater in duplicate stitch:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/losnana/santa-sweater

I also do most of my weaving of ends in by duplicate stitch. It's really easy.

Lisamg
02-17-2009, 12:07 AM
Your Santa is wonderful.

knitpurlgurl
02-17-2009, 10:21 AM
I did the Santa on this sweater in duplicate stitch:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/losnana/santa-sweater

I also do most of my weaving of ends in by duplicate stitch. It's really easy.

The Santa is amazing! :flirt: