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Old 03-29-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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Help!! I have two of my beloved socks that the toes are in need of darning......any suggestions?
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:17 PM   #2
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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
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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.
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Any suggestions to a different stitch to enforce the strength of the toe?
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Originally Posted by Mike View Post
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!
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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).
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So you just start the linen stitch when you start to decrease the toe?
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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.
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Mike, How do you pre-darn them?
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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.
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