Chapter 15

Darning A Hole in Your Sock

Get your darning needle and egg ready.

Repairing a hole in a worn sock is worth the small effort it takes. Be sure to use thread that matches the color, texture and weight of the sock being repaired.

  • Place the damaged sock inside out over a darning egg, or light bulb, to make your work easier.

    1.

    Place the damaged sock inside out over a darning egg, or light bulb, to make your work easier.

  • Thread darning needle without tying off the end. Knotting it will make the repair bulky.

    2.

    Thread darning needle without tying off the end. Knotting it will make the repair bulky.

  • Starting within the intact portion of the sock, sew a running stitch starting ½ inch above, & on either side, of the hole.

    3.

    Starting within the intact portion of the sock, sew a running stitch starting ½ inch above, & on either side, of the hole.

  • Continue sewing back & forth, moving towards the hole.

    4.

    Continue sewing back & forth,
    moving towards the hole.

  • When you reach the hole, push the needle into one edge of the hole & continue making long, back & forth, running stitches that cross the hole.

    5.

    When you reach the hole, push the needle into one edge of the hole & continue making long, back & forth, running stitches that cross the hole.

  • Continue sewing until the stitches extend roughly past a 1/3 inch (1 cm) on the other side of the hole.

    6.

    Continue sewing until the stitches extend roughly past a 1/3 inch (1 cm) on the other side of the hole.

  • Turn the sock to begin a row of stitches perpendicular to the first pass. Again, begin your running stitches,this time weaving them under & above the first pass of threads.

    7.

    Turn the sock to begin a row of stitches perpendicular to the first pass. Again, begin your running stitches,this time weaving them under & above the first pass of threads.

  • Turn the sock to begin a row of stitches perpendicular to the first pass. Again, begin your running stitches,this time weaving them under & above the first pass of threads.

    8.

    Turn the sock to begin a row of stitches perpendicular to the first pass. Again, begin your running stitches,this time weaving them under & above the first pass of threads.

  • Continue back & forth until you have completely filled the hole. Trim excess thread. Voilà!

    9.

    Continue back & forth until you have completely filled the hole. Trim excess thread.
    Voilà!

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