Invisible Mending Step by Step

Invisible Mending Step by Step

It takes quite some time to knit a hat, a sweater, a pair of socks and pretty much any other project. So it hurts to throw our knits away only because it’s got a hole, especially when a hole sneaks into our favourite garment or accessory.

Whether the hole appeared because the fabric got snagged, cut, burned or chewed up by a moth, we can repair any hole – big or small – when we use the invisible mending method described in this tutorial.

This way of fixing holes in knitted fabric forms an invisible patch that blends seamlessly into the area around it. It does take some time and effort, but not nearly as much as the time and effort we spend to make a replacement for the damaged project.

Let’s see how we can heal our knits step by step

Because I used yarn in a contrasting colour, you can clearly see the patch that we’ve just created.

When we mend a hole with a yarn in the same colour as the project, the patch is absolutely invisible. No one will ever be able to tell that this area of the project used to have a nasty hole.

Many thanks to Frances W for sending me a link to a video that inspired this tutorial.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #7. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (282 pages!) with this and 37 other tutorials included in the collection.

You will also receive three e-books and one knitting pattern as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊


Would you like to know how to "whip up" projects without a pattern?

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

Invisible Mending Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Invisible Mending Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Invisible Mending Step by Step | 10 rows a day