How To Personalize Your Loom Knits With Duplicate Stitch...

Have you wanted to personalize your loom knitting but always wondered how?
You can add lettering and pictures to stockinette with a method called duplicate stitch. Duplicate stitch does exactly what its' name describes, it duplicates the v's made by the knit stitch. It does take a little planning before you begin your loom knitting project. You'll want to make sure your project has an area of stockinette stitch (knit stitch). Do not use the twisted stockinette stitch (e-wrap knit). There are many free charts available online for lettering and little motifs. Get creative, it's fun!

How to duplicate stitch

1. Thread a tapestry needle with a long length of yarn.

2. Entering from back of knitting to front, bring your needle up through the bottom of the V. Then go up 1 stitch and bring your needle behind that stitch.

3. Pull the yarn completely through. You now have half of your V duplicated.

4.  Take your needle down through the bottom of the V (this is where you started).

You have now completed your duplicate stitch!

Things to remember about Duplicate Stitch!
  • Like all embroidery, it will stiffen the fabric up as it makes it double thick in those areas.
  • It is used on Stockinette Stitch, in loom knitting you may use the u-knit, flat knit or regular knit stitch.
  • Try to keep the back of your knitting as neat as possible if it will be seen (blankets, etc.)
  •  It's easy to accidentally split your yarn in the back of the knitting by taking your yarn through itself, try to avoid this as it will make it impossible to tighten your stitches and leave loops on the back.
  • You can do lettering or motifs, you can even incorporate cross stitch patterns, just use the duplicate stitch instead of x's in those blocks.
Thank you for reading, happy loom knitting!-Nicole


We are offering this Loom Knit Pet Stocking Pattern Free for a limited time to kick off the fall loom knitting season. It is being hosted on our sister site Read below for a description of this delightful loom knitting pattern and to find the link.
Loom Knit Pet Stocking Pattern
Free for a limited time Loom Knitting Pattern for a Paw Print Pet Stocking.  Once complete this pattern will make an adorable stocking for your favorite pet or a large bag for a child’s favorite things.  It would also make a great holiday sales item for your Christmas Craft Show.  This generously sized Stocking/Bag measures 18“ from top to bottom with another 4” for the handle.  It is  12“ wide at its widest point.  This PATTERN does require increasing/decreasing so it is best suited for the intermediate to advanced loom knitter.  
Happy Loom Knitting and, As Always, Thank You For Visiting!-Nicole

New Loom Knitting Patterns For Fall 2017!

I think I have them all published now and I hope you enjoy all of my new loom knitting patterns for 2017. I tried to get them out as early as possible so that readers could make their project plans for fall. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and I also hope to bring you a couple of free loom knitting patterns for this autumn knitting season soon! Until then please enjoy the many free patterns on this blog.

Thank you for reading. Happy loom knitting!-Nicole

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