Darn it!

And I did. I went from this:


To this:


I just duplicate stitched over the existing bits of yarn, and it came out great. The only way I can tell is that the new yarn is whiter than the old yarn, because the red hasn’t run on it yet. Good as new!


And here’s the repaired cuff of my sweater sleeve:


The color is a pretty good match. I couldn’t quite get the new stitches to look exactly like the bound off edge, but I think this is good enough. Here’s the detail on the yoke. I really love this old sweater.


Back to your regularly scheduled knitting! Have you ever repaired your knits?

19 responses to “Darn it!

  1. Hurrah!! Kudos to you – nice rescue work!!

  2. Great job! The socks are so colorful and must keep your feet nice and toasty.

  3. Wow! The fixes look GREAT!

    No, I haven’t tried any fancy repairs yet. But, I have several pairs of “old” socks. It’s only a matter of time until repairs are needed.

  4. Great fixes! The sweater looks so comfortable. I need to try duplicate stitch on a pair of socks with a similar hole – it’s hanging by a thread. I’ve been afraid to wear them!

  5. nice job! you can’t tell they were fixed at all!

  6. Wow, you did a great job! I can’t even tell there was something wrong with the sweater or the sock.

  7. Woo Hoo!

    You did a wonderful job!

  8. That looks perfect! Now I know where to bring my darning. ; )

  9. Great job! I’m so glad you fixed both – they are too beautiful to toss…

  10. Impressive repair work, especially the sock. Way to go!

  11. I have, mainly socks. Mainly my son’s socks…the same pair, twice. He loves his handknit socks, and he wears through them like crazy. I also have two other socks waiting for repairs…one mine, one my daughter’s. It really makes me consider a policy of only knitting socks w/ yarns that contain nylon for reinforcement. I know I won’t, but still. It would be nice if sock yarns ALL had nylon for that purpose! :}

  12. i’m about to embark on fixing my knit dress. i just have to pick up stitches above and below a band that sagged in places that didn’t need to look saggy. then, knit a bit and kitchener them back together. easy breezy, right?

  13. Wow, very nice work! If you hadn’t shown the “before” photos, I would never have known that either garment had been mended!

  14. I need to. I’ve got at least 3 pairs of socks I can’t wear right now. But one of them the hole is HUGE and I don’t even know where to start

  15. Fabulous! Yes, I’ve had to repair a few (mostly my sister’s house slippers that she refuses to get rid of… I keep offering to knit her a new pair and she won’t let me!)

  16. Look at you. That’s awesome!

  17. Great job, totally worth it.

  18. Great work! It all looks amazingly well done.

  19. EXCELLENT REPAIR! You are downright amazing seamstress 😀