I'll be honest. When my regular socks get holes, they go in the trash. Most of the time those socks have served me well and I feel free to let them go. But if my handknitted socks get a hole! There's panic, there's dismay, there's a mad scramble to find the remaining scraps of sock yarn to fix the problem. And god forbid that I don't have any remaining scraps of sock yarn!
Bells Knits started it all today, showing the hole in her socks and how it was fixed. See the photo at left as that's the sock she had to repair.
KNITFreedom's Liat Gat has the newest sock darning tutorial with videos and excellent customer support.
Myzigzagstitch.com has a marvelous tutorial especially for knitters on how to darn your handknitted socks. Lots of pictures, and step by step directions will have you digging your holey socks from your dresser.
Knitty.com reminds us that you can avoid the problem to begin with if you reinforce your socks with special stitches or a recinforcing thread.
HJS Studios has additional tips and tricks that the Myzigzagstitch tutorial doesn't really cover, like how to use duplicate stitch to fix holes in handknitted socks.
Knitting Daily has a wonderful illustrated sock darning tutorial, if you like the Interweave Knits Magazine tutorials, you'll like this one.
Here's KNITFreedom's Liat Gat walking you through how to darn your socks!
Here's a video tutorial. It's kind of long, but you can walk yourself through the whole process by pausing for each step.
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I'm Angela. I'm an obsessed knitter.
Blogging about knitting since 2004.
What's going on now?
To sum up: husband has a job after two layoffs in 2013. Husband has been laid off for the fourth time in two years due to companies cancelling projects. I have two kids under the age of 5, we just moved in with my mother in law and I think I'm starting to get my mojo back. I've had writer's block for weeks.
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