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kindermen
03-29-2009, 03:10 PM
Help!! I have two of my beloved socks that the toes are in need of darning......any suggestions?

Jan in CA
03-29-2009, 04:17 PM
I've never done it, but there's some links to darning knitted socks.
http://www.hjsstudio.com/darn.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/FEATsum08TT.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nY1jTVyBE0

Mike
03-29-2009, 04:33 PM
You can cut the bad toes off, join some yarn and reknit them and they will be like new.

Then you can pre-darn them to reinforce.

kindermen
03-29-2009, 09:44 PM
Any suggestions to a different stitch to enforce the strength of the toe?

Denise in Michigan
03-30-2009, 09:29 AM
You can cut the bad toes off, join some yarn and reknit them and they will be like new.

Then you can pre-darn them to reinforce.
I like your idea, Mike!

Freyja
03-30-2009, 11:00 AM
I give the big toe area a work-out in my birkenstocks. I put a little extra by using a linen stitch (K1, sl1 wyif) then next round (Sl1 wyif, k1).
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/3398987722_1fa50b9b0f.jpg

kindermen
04-01-2009, 12:49 PM
So you just start the linen stitch when you start to decrease the toe?

Freyja
04-02-2009, 12:31 AM
Yes. It takes a little longer to finish but it is so much tougher.

On this pair of socks ( princess socks) I followed the line of my toes and made a left and right sock. It was one of those things I just wanted to try. Fits great and looks good but not much different than a regular dec. toe.

wylieD
04-02-2009, 09:52 AM
Cutting off the bad toes and renew the socks is a good idea. I haven't done it yet but I think I am gonna try it. Especially because my daughter often has cold feet so she can use some extra wool. I have also knitted a left and a right sock and think they look good.

kindermen
04-03-2009, 09:22 AM
Mike, How do you pre-darn them?

Mike
04-03-2009, 10:24 AM
Mike, How do you pre-darn them?

It's in one of the links Jan in CA posted.
Basically weave in some yarn after it's completed, or even when it's wearing but before you get a hole.

I've got the later working on the socks I'm wearing now because my heels are wearing out before my replaced toes are.
Seems to be working pretty good.