As I was returning from vacation (literally as I re acquired Canadian cell coverage) I got a text from my sister asking if I could fix this:
Apparently my three year old nephew insisted on continuing to wear them. Darning has never been a skill of mine, but since this wasn’t technically darning, I thought I’d give it a try. My theory was simple; I’d rip back to the orange and re-knit the toe. I added a lifeline (dental floss) before inserting the needles.
Things were going along pretty well until I remembered one critical detail: I had woven in the ends of the orange yarn making it pretty much impossible to pick up the stitches evenly. I ended up picking up the last snd second last rows and double knitting the stitches where possible. It doesn’t look that pretty from the inside:
But the outside looks almost normal.
Hopefully they’ll pass my nephew’s inspection and continue to be a favorite pair of socks.
I’m wondering if you have any tips for knitting repairs?