Drawing on top of your St. st. fabric with a needle and yarn is like painting a picture. You can create endless motifs of color and graphics once you have mastered duplicate stitch. This technique is also a wonderful skill to have if you need to fix a mistake in fair isle. Once you know how to work duplicate stitch, the options are endless for how this technique can be applied to your knitting!
Students should bring single ply worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors (Yarn doesn’t have to be single ply, but it is a lot easier to learn on single plied yarn.). About 40 yards of MC and 20 yards of CC will be plenty. Neither yarn should be dark (no black), but both yarns should be highly contrasting light colors. Think pink/yellow, medium blue/cream, orange/green combinations. 16-inch circular needle or straight needles that match with your yarn. Yarn suggested is Malabrigo Worsted Merino (Link: https://shrsl.com/4518x). Needle suggested for this yarn is a size 9, but you want a slightly tighter fabric so use a needle one size smaller than you would normally use for your chosen yarn. Scissors, pencil, paper for notes, blunt tip sewing/tapestry needle, and locking stitch markers. Something to help you keep track of your chart – either highlighter tape or post it notes are recommended.