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I used a toy ball and tried as best I can to go up and under up and under all them.
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Hole fixed
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Hole
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You may recognise this sock from an earlier BB! This pair of socks are well loved and one developed a couple of holes in the soles (do socks have soles?).

I used what little of the original yarn I had left and some other 100% wool yarn for the other hole. I used duplicate stitch for the smaller hole and a messier approach for the larger hole! Ready to be worn again just as we go into colder weather :)

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Sock with holes, darning needle and yarn
Sock with holes, darning needle and yarn
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Yarn label showing 100% wool
Yarn label showing 100% wool
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Darning in process (hard to capture!)
Darning in process (hard to capture!)
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Not so holey!
Not so holey!
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Duplicate stitch on smaller hole
Duplicate stitch on smaller hole
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Same sweater as in the BB 'Mend a Hole in a Sweater', but a different hole this time.
This hole was much smaller and in a spot where there is never a lot of tension or movement. Perfect for a quick darn!

The sweater is 100% wool, as is the thread
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This was my first time quick darning! My shirt has small holes in the armpit. I started off with using black and then wove in some red and blue. All my thread is cotton and so is my shirt. It's definitely not great but it's a start!
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I've been working my way through my husband's sock drawer one by one, I don't think theres a holeless sock in there! I like using a thicker yarn like this wool, it fills the hole nicely and felts as it's washed and worn. He's wearing many others like this and say they're comfortable to wear which is the main thing!
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Hole in sock
Hole in sock
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Wool to be used
Wool to be used
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Darning needle in action
Darning needle in action
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Finished darn right side
Finished darn right side
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Finished darn wrong side
Finished darn wrong side
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I used a cotton macrame cord to dawn a worn work sock that I can still use.  A tapestry needle was used to darn the sock.  The thread is a tan and not too much contrast so I can wear the sock.  Hopefully, it is contrasted enough to view my work.


Cotton Thread.


Cotton Thread label showing it is made of cotton.


Needles used for darning sock.


Sock in need of darning.


Beginning of sock darning.


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Darned sock...complete.

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In this project, you will mend a hole in fabric (maybe a sock) using quick darning.

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (< 2 min):
 -  Show the hole in your cloth, darning needles, and thread/yarn
 -  Show the thread/ yarn label or say what the thread/ yarn is made of
 -  Show your darning in process
 -  Show a picture of your no-longer-holey cloth

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 -  It doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to be functional and not too bulky

The thread I used was black 100% cotton. I decided to utilize this size thread over a thicker yarn was because the knit of the sock itself was easier to work with utilizing thread. It took longer to get coverage but I found the coverage to be adequate. I had to remind myself to not pull the thread too tight and cause the repair to pucker. In the end there was a little pucker factor but putting it on I couldn't tell. I am very new to sewing/textiles but this was a nice first step. I have plenty of other boot socks that I can continue to practice on. Having the proper consistency in tension along with weaving the threads puts you in a kind of trance. I also need to get better at eyeballing how much thread I want to use. I kind of guessed and it happened to work out!
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Hole and Supplies
Hole and Supplies
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Midway
Midway
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Finished
Finished
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I didn't realize until after I scrolled down to reply that darning requires a thick thread, but I figured I would try to post this anyways. I really enjoyed using this stitching method to close a hole in my pants that has been steadily growing. I used a cotton thread.
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Materials.
Materials.
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In progress
In progress
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Back and forth
Back and forth
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Up
Up
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And down
And down
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Finished, Close up
Finished, Close up
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Finished from a step back
Finished from a step back
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Note: For "quick darning" this would do, but for darning to last, a patch on the inside so you aren't adding a stress point to the fabric would last longer.

 
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