I am doing a rather intricate sock pattern and just noticed that about 6 inches ago I did 6 knit stitches and 5 purl stitches instead of doing 11 purl stitches. Dropping down won’t work and I would rather not rip all that work out. I decided that I could do a duplicate stitch instead. Problem is that all the directions I found in my books show only the knit version. Could someone please help me figure out how to do a purl version of the duplicate stitch???
Hi, Arlene. I gave some effort to an answer to this. It seems like it should be possible, but I’m not sure and have never done it. I fooled around trying and then made a swatch with one row of purl in a contrast color in a field of stockinette stitch of another color. I also made a sample of all one color with a row of purl in it. What I learned is that in one color the purl row has bumps rather like this “nununu”–some going up and some going down but of course all in one color, so that it looks like what we think of as one row of purl on a field of St st. But when I did the purl row in a contrast color the little “u” parts were purple and the the “n” parts were my background color. How to get both bumps in one color with needle and yarn is a puzzler. It may be possible. But maybe not for me. :lol: Have you tried a Google search? Good luck.
You really put alot of time and effort into this and I greatly appreciate it. I was thinking of using a darning needle and yarn and going over the top of my “oops” knit stitches with sort of pretend purl stitches. Haven’t actually tried it yet. I did try to do a search using the words “duplicate stitch, purl version” and did not really come up with anything that applied. I can’t really think of what way to word my problem other than that.
I used the first resizer you had listed and followed all of the instructions but I got a upload error. It said upload of file failed. So I must of done something wrong but cannot figure out what. I am really getting frustrated.