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kindermen 03-29-2009 03:10 PM

Darning socks
 
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike (Post 1218278)
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).

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?


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