Thursday, February 18, 2010
Do you darn socks?
A few days ago someone asked me if I do a lot of darning on all the socks I knit. I don't. Mostly because I knit most socks in a yarn with some kind of nylon blend. In the last 5-6 years hubby and I have worn holes in just a couple of socks. The kids do wear holes in socks if they are knitted in pure wool though. Like the pair under here...
I knitted this pair for Erlend some years ago, but he don't use socks much, so they survived until they fitted Eirin's feet :) But after this winter they have been darn once and not in a pretty way... I have never learned how to darn socks, but there is some great tutorials to find at youtube and here is a great article about reinforcing socks. My mom have a darning mushroom, an old one painted like a toadstool and I think I have to buy one too ;)
I found these two old advertising in Invisible threads in knitting by Annemor Sundbø :)
I like this way to darn holes. By making st around a thread seems like a way to both make the sock stronger and beautiful at the same time.