Thursday, October 22, 2015

Playing with Duplicate Stitching

Yesterday I decided to try duplicate stitching for the first time.  That's when you use a tapestry needle and mimic the knit stitches.  I decided to try it because I made a plain pink hat and decided it needed something extra to make it 'pop'.  So I figured it was a good time to try.  A quick google search showed me an easy 3 step video and voila!  I tried it.  It was time consuming (a lot more than simply knitting it into the hat directly!) and it had mixed results.

In this picture (above) I edged the heart shape to accentuate it but I felt like it looked a little to rough in general.  I will likely use this technique if I'm making something that looks more rustic or crafty.  So, I ended up covering up the duplicate stitch heart with a patch, which completes the hat the way I had originally envisioned.  Below is the finished product!  Check out my Facebook page to shop.