Darn it!

During the cold winter months I have been wearing my cosy alpaca house socks more than usual, and they are getting rather threadbare …

The heels have completely worn through, and the soles are thin, but I couldn’t bear to throw them away. They have more life in them yet!

The surrounding fabric wasn’t strong enough for me to darn the hole, so I decided to have a go at patching it. I picked up a few stitches, knitted a few rows to form a flap, then sewed the edges down to cover the hole.

From this …

via this ..

to this …

They won’t last forever, but they may now see me through the rest of the winter!

Have you made any repairs lately? I’d love to hear about them!

😀

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Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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2 Responses to Darn it!

  1. swissrose says:

    Just fixed underarm holes this morning, which involved rescuing the tiniest (machinemade) stitches of cashmere 😮 But pleased with my neat finish – knowing how knitting works helps! Took the opportunity to give my cardigans a shave, too…
    Sockwise, only socks I’ve made in 100% wool wear through, it seems, so I rarely have to darn, though I have done so. Last time I remade the heels…

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      Well done on fixing your cashmere! Fiddly, but worth it! I agree about sock wool – I like the idea of 100% wool, but those seem to be the socks that have to be mended. Or kept “for best”! 😂😉

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