Duplicate stitch is a fantastic way to add color to your project after you've finished stitching. With this technique, you simply embroider your design onto the completed fabric, mimicking the look of intarsia or other color work techniques. Duplicate stitch is ideal for embroidering small motifs. You can also use it to cover up small mistakes! Click here to see instructions on how to complete duplicate stitch.
Personally, I love to use duplicate stitch for adding initials to my work. It's great for school spirit items and birthday presents. Here I've added my initial to a swatch using duplicate stitch:
Click here for a chart of letters for your duplicate stitch. How do you utilize this technique in your yarncrafting?