How to Mend Knits

How to Mend Knits

Emily Smith
Feb 9, 2011

I'm always on the look out for creative ways of mending things, and after coming across these photos from Martha Stewart on mending knitted items, it really inspired me to re-think my mending routine. I love the idea that the colourful thread is showcasing the fact that the sweater is mended, and it looks really great! Much better than those faded distressed jeans you can get. Genuine wear and patching is so much more interesting!

She suggests using a thin mohair yarn, which will match the weight of the knitted fabric. See the full tutorial here

She also includes tips on darning, how to fix a pulled thread, how to save a button hole from fraying , and how to sew a button.

(Images: Martha Stewart)

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