So remember that knitting emergency I had a while back?
I pulled my baby, the very first sweater I ever knitted, out to wear, and found two holes in the back. THE HORROR!! Thanks to some emotional support from all of you and the step by step instructions I found online, I was able to repair the holes!! Hurrah!!!
I actually did it a few weeks ago, but am just getting around to posting the pics, because, you know, midterms.
In the first pic, I stabilized the area with DPNs. Since I didn’t have a darning egg, this was extremely helpful. It kept the stitches from sliding around and getting away from me and making the problem worse.
Then I took a regular needle and thread and stitched all the loose stitches together and sort of drew the edges of the holes together, which is the second pic.
Finally, I took out the DPNs and used my tapestry needle and leftover yarn to duplicate stitch over the whole are and a few rows/stitches on either side. Then I tied off and wove in the ends.
It looks a little messy on the inside of the sweater, but as you can see from the third pic, from the outside, you can’t even tell there was ever a hole there. And no one will see the inside when I’m wearing it, so who cares?
Plus, I feel so proud of myself now :)
Here’s the tutorial I used. It’s from Twist Collective and is amazing - written instructions and pictures for four different darning methods: