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dturner 02-08-2013 11:33 PM

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I made these Christmas socks about four years ago. I have worn them each season since. This year I noticed a hole in one of the socks. Fortunately, I kept the left-over yarn. Has anyone tried to knit a hole closed? Maybe something like the kitchener stitch? I can just seam it, of course. It won't show anyway. I'm just curious.

justplaincharlotte 02-09-2013 12:04 AM

I'm not able to link to the thread for you, but look under General Knitting for the Hubbys Socks thread. On the 2nd page of posts, ArtLady linked to a great video on how to knit a patch to repair holes in socks.

Good luck! :muah:

dturner 02-09-2013 01:11 AM

Ah, that sounds like exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!

Becky Morgan 02-09-2013 09:40 PM

Darn it!

No, seriously, darn it...that's what one kind of sock repair is called. I've been waiting for ages to haul out that old joke :teehee:
Since you have the matching yarn and all, you'll be able to do a smooth repair and it will either not show or be really, really hard to see once it's done. Putting new toes and heels in socks is another once-common skill that ought to be revived since sock knitting is so popular now.


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