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.
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If you enjoyed this tutorial,
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“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book
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“Neat Side Edges” Book
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Dealing with Unfinished Projects
Dictionary of Knitting Symbols and Abbreviations – E-Book
Eastern (Russian) Knitting Simplified
How to Shape Neckline Without Binding Off Stitches – E-Book