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PBELKNAP Posted - 03/09/2011 : 05:54:25 AM
Is there such a thing as a duplicate purl stitch?

I ask, because I'm working on an item where I thought the purls would stand out more in my design, but they're not. I'd like to emphasize them by doing a duplicate stitch - like you'd do for knit stitches - but am not sure how to do about it.

Is there such a thing?



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PBELKNAP Posted - 03/11/2011 : 06:46:22 AM
Thanks so much for all the helpful suggestions! Actually, it's not a matter of covering up the stitch - I'm only going to go over it with the same color yarn. I just want it to stand out more. The Knitty link really looks helpful!



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eldergirl Posted - 03/10/2011 : 7:59:48 PM
Yes, the duplicate purl stitch is the same principle: follow the yarn pattern of the stitch itself.
Marjolean says it well, and Paulette gives a helpful tweak about the purl bump being harder to cover with the duplicate stitch, and maybe you would have to work the stitch twice (or do a fiddle on the "wrong side" to keep yarn amount from being bulky).

The best tip is to practice on a swatch and maybe you will "unvent" a method that is wonderful!

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Life is beautiful. Posted - 03/10/2011 : 12:44:29 PM
The bar in a purl bump is actually the top of the stitch in the row below. So in order to duplicate stitch the purl stitch, you will have to work two rows of duplicate stitch to cover the whole purl stitch.
it is much easier to show than to explain.

Have you thought about working two purl stitches side by side or introducing a purl stitch on the row above or below to emphasize it?

So much depends on the yarn and the tension. If the yarn is too dark or very textured, the purl stitches may just blend in. Perhaps the tension is too loose, need a firmer stockinette stitch to push the purls out.

An interesting purl stitch that jumps out is: Purl 3 together, leaving the stitch on the needle, yarn over, purl into the stitch again. That stitch pops.

Just some thoughts.

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marjotse Posted - 03/10/2011 : 02:35:49 AM
I'm not sure whether there is such a thing, but you experiment by trying to darn a purl duplicate stitch following the thread in the purled stitch (like you do for a normal duplicate sts). I guess it would be just a single loop, and you would need to experiment a bit, but it should work...

There is also this little article in Knitty: that might be helpful since weaving in using duplicate stitch on the wrong side of stockinette is shown.

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