For both methods we'll be using darning thread to reinforce our knit fabric. If you'd like your reinforcement less conspicuous use a thread that matches your yarn, or you can even use a strand of the sock yarn you used to knit your sock. For both methods we'll also be placing the thread on the wrong side of the knitting, so that if done with a matching thread it'll be nearly invisible from the right side of your work.Option 1: Weaving in yarn on the wrong side Step 1: Thread your needle with your darning thread or piece of yarn from your sock. Turn your work so that the wrong side is facing out. In this example we've already worked a few columns of reinforcement.
Step 2: With the threaded needle pick up every other bump along the portion where you'd like to reinforce your knitting. Thread the needle through every other bump throughout your desired section of fabric. Step 3: Pull the yarn through. Step 4: In the next column work every other stitch as before, but staggering so that the bumps you are working through don't line up. If you worked bumps 1, 3, 5, 7... in column 1, then in column 2 you will pick up bumps 2, 4, 6, 8... Continue repeating until you're entire heal/toe/section has been reinforced.this post in reference to fixing split stitches. This is another great application for duplicate stitch! In the weaving method above we worked the reinforcement vertically in columns on the backside of the knitting, with this method we'll be working in rows horizontally along the backside of the knitting. Just like working duplicate stitch on the right side of your knitting you'll want to trace the line of the stitches with your darning thread.
Step 2: Next trace the stitch along the curve and thread your needle through the bump on the left of your first bump, and then back through to the bump where you started. Continue tracing the stitches with your yarn, working across the row. In the illustration below the blue yarn illustrates where the darning thread goes to duplicate the stitches. Repeat with the following rows in the same manner until you've worked duplicate stitch along your entire section.graft the toe of your sock, be sure to read our recent blog post on this!