I’m slowly enjoying every morsel of my new book. I’m starting to look at things with a new perspective and it’s very refreshing.
I spotted a hole and suddenly my mouth started watering. I could not wait to get my hands on it!
I had darned before in the past but it was improvised and I didn’t know I was actually darning. Interestingly, it was just common sense and I had done it correctly.
Some years ago during the Keep Calm and Carry On craze, I’d bought this book. Now at last I could revel in some good old-fashioned instruction and apply some traditional methods.
I first sewed the vertical warp. There was also an instruction point about covering a wider area which made good sense.
Then I sewed in the weft. What I didn’t know was that knitted fabrics should have a diagonal weft. My scant knowledge of fibre behaviour means I don’t yet understand why this is. So if you know, I’d love to be enlightened!
On closer inspection, I found little holes and quickly gobbled them up. Usually with one or two cross-like stitches.
Now this jumper has several more years’ wear. Mending it has provided a feeling of great satisfaction.