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!



About yarnsmithery

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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