I haven't worn my hand-knits enough to fix them, but I felted 2 pairs of
socks by accident last winter. Both were washed in warm water and hung to
dry, but I put them in the machine, and they didn't like that much agitation
I guess. So now I have 2 pairs of beautiful socks 2 sizes too small. Guess
I'll just donate them because there's not much else I can do. From the time
I noticed this I started knitting socks ONLY with superwash. It works much
much better. I still hang them, though they are supposedly okay in the
dryer. I just can't do that.
My method of darning a sock is to stick the darning egg in, find some
matching yarn and just kind of weave back and forth hooking onto the first
spot that isn't raveled along each edge. Nothing too fancy....just homegrown
> It would appear that there are enough lurkers on this newsgroup to
> hold a conversation after all -- all it needs is for each of us to > start a thread. >
> So -- do your hand-knits get worn enough to require repair? If so,
> what is your favorite method?
> I have picked up stitches and knit new toes onto socks, but I've never
> done the bit where you ravel a hole rectangular, pick up stitches and
> knit a patch, then weave it in at the top and edges. Does anyone here
> know whether it works?
> What is your favorite darn? After trying many methods, I've settled
> on interlocking rows of buttonhole stitch for nearly all knits and > some wovens. >
> What do you use for darning wool? I still have a little Medici, and
> right now I'm using spun silk (Gueterman sewing thread) to darn a pair > of wool slacks.
> Joy Beeson
> joy beeson at comcast dot net
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