Swiss darning is a way of embroidering a stitch that looks like a knit stitch therefore perfect to work on knitted fabric. It is mostly used to work single motifs or to cover small areas in contrast colour on knitted background. For that reason, it can also be included when working in Fair Isle or Intarsia techniques.
What is the intarsia knitting technique?
Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. As with the woodworking technique of the same name, fields of different colours and materials appear to be inlaid in one another, fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.
What is another name for duplicate stitch ‘?
“Duplicate stitch (also called ‘Swiss darning‘) is a technique for creating the look of colour work, but without the hassle of having to knit with multiple colours at once.