Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sock Repair, part 1

Back in my younger and dumber days (ok, so this was last year) I washed my hand-knit socks in the washing machine and then threw them dryer with a bunch of other clothes. This had mostly worked out for me until a piece of velcro caught a sock. I tore the sock off the velcro, and in doing so, I broke the yarn.

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Oops.

 

These are really great house socks and I even wore them out a couple of times when my other hand-knit socks were dirty. They’re made with Jarbo garn Raggi, a worsted weight superwash sock yarn. They are soft, cushy and very warm. I was very sad when I broke them.

It should be pretty easy, if not a little tedious, to fix and I do have some yarn left over. Fortunately the yarn break is right at the top of the cuff. The other side of the cuff is also very fuzzed and felted.

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Fuzzy.

 

These socks have been sitting in my nightstand drawer waiting to be fixed since I discovered the problem. Since I’ve started wearing my wool socks to bed at night (Yeah, in September!), I think it’s time to fix them.

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No good at all.

 

My plan is to pick up stitches around the sock a few rows down from the tear. Then I’ll rip the cuff out down to the needles. Since I knit these toe-up, it should be as easy as just knitting back up and binding off.

Next time, we’ll see how my plan worked.

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Gradient Stocking

When I get an idea, it rolls around in my head constantly and won’t leave me alone. This stocking was inspired by Deborah Tomasello’s Pointillism designs. I love how the greens just flow into each other. It was so hard to stop knitting this one.

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This stocking will be up for sale on my Etsy Shop.

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Ravelry Project Page – Gradient Stocking

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