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terryrb81
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Posted - 02/21/2014 :  06:19:59 AM  Show Profile Send terryrb81 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I made my husband a pair of socks at the beginning of last year. He loved them so much that I decided to knit him more. I knit 5 pairs throughout the year. He has worn them so much that they almost all have holes in them. I need to darn them. I tried darning one pair and I used the same yarn I knit them with but it was hard to see my stitches and I don't really like how it looks or feels. It is a thick spot on the toe area. Any one darn socks? Any tips?

Schaeferyarnlover
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Posted - 02/21/2014 :  06:38:16 AM  Show Profile Send Schaeferyarnlover a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I also have socks to darn and your query reminded me.
I watched the first video in this link, and it looks doable if I can find my darning egg.
https://www.google.com/search?q=darning+a+sock+video&rlz=1RMBKJA_enUS573US573&oq=darning+a+sock&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8&hl=en-US&espv=1
I have read some knitters use a light bulb in lieu of a darning egg or mushroom.

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Luann
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Posted - 02/21/2014 :  10:26:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The latest issue of Twist Collective has a nice, comprehensive article about darning in it.

http://www.twistcollective.com/collection/component/content/article/51-shop/shop-collection/277-stuffhttp://www.twistcollective.com/collection/35-articles/features/1673-darn-it-all

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terryrb81
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Posted - 02/22/2014 :  1:34:03 PM  Show Profile Send terryrb81 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The video and the article are both great! The article in particular gave different ways to darn. Now I need to get busy darning! Thanks so much for the information.
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