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« on: January 12, 2005 12:58:12 PM »

ok, so here's a question...

I have a beloved sweater that I wear often, and much to my dismay, I have discovered holes in the elbows. While the holes don't really bother me, I do wear the sweater to work, where they frown upon holey clothing. That, and I'm worried about unraveling.

My question is: has anyone ever knit patches onto their holey sweaters? The holes are really too large to darn, and I don't have any extremely fine gauge wool, either.

so... any ideas? I was thinking to just pu stitches around the hole & knit a little bit w/some yarn... to make an attached patch...

What do you think? doable?
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2005 06:38:47 PM »

yes doable.  but will it match? if you arent concerned about it matching its not that big  a deal.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2005 06:53:16 PM »

You can definitely re-knit the holes, people do it with worn out socks all the time.

http://www.woolworks.org/sockheels.html

If the sleeve is knit in the round ( no seam), you might have to unravel the whole middle of the sleeve and re-knit the middle of the tube. Then, even if the yarn doesn't match it'll look like a design.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2005 07:12:34 PM »

You could always make it a design feature and sew on patches of a contrasting colour like the sweater shown here:  http://urlsnip.com/035796

I was going to do this with a sweater just because I liked the look but I haven't got round to it yet.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2005 11:33:12 AM »

vratch, I love those pink patches! They're great.

The sweater is a thrift store find from ages ago. It's machine knit with (gasp) sewed seams, so reknitting is not really an option. I think I will try picking up st @ the bottom of the hole & knitting up.

I don't really care if it matches, so i think I'll get some bright yarn & make it obnoxious!
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2005 04:40:53 PM »

Would you just knit an oval patch and then sew it on? Or maybe it doesn't even have to be knitted...might look better if it was though...

Experiment time!
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2005 01:42:02 PM »

Hey calico . . . .
My mom keeps promising to show me a way to fix sock heels - a sort of reknitting instead of darning.  However, our schedules keep not meshing.  I won't see her until Mother's Day weekend.  If you haven't done something by then, I'll share her info if I think it will work for you . . . . (somehow, i suspect that the method resembles kitchener stitch.  but i need her to show me what she does)
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