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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Textiles.

For this BB, you will mend or darn a hole in a sock.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - mend a hole in a sock

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
 - the hole in the sock before mending
 - tools and materials you will use for the mend
 - mending in progress
 - the mended sock

Related Articles:
How to Extend Sock Life by Mending and Darning the Holes
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Related Videos:
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Mending Your Socks: The Knitted Patch


Duplicates stitch for socks wearing thin

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So you call this 'Swiss darning'. In Dutch it is called 'mazen'.
I hope the photos are clear enough, the yarn I used is very dark (wool from black sheep).

The hole is clear to see

Work in progress

Finished

From inside
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I got a small hole in my favorite variety of wool sock right where I put my hand to pull it on/up. It's a small fix, but totally worth it. I tried to recreate the knitting stitch so it would retain its stretch, but its hard to see as I wanted to use wool the matched.
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This is a pair of my handspun handknit socks. I wore the soles and there was a small hole about fingernail size in one, and a thumb sized hole in the other. Plus they were thinning across the pad of the foot.
I have done a woven darn before and wanted to try a knitted darn. So I finally did! It's really easy, if you can knit a sock then you can totally do a knitted darn. I didn't think the yarn would unravel much more but I did use the tail to weave around the hole and weave it in, just to be sure.
After that I put a small jar in the sock and wove yarn up and down between the stitches across the thinning section for each sock. It's practically invisible.
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I noticed a hole in my sock  this morning and wanted to take care of it before the end of the day.

I chose to practice my woven stitch rather than a duplicate stitch because the factory-made socks are a very fine thread, and because I wanted a bit of cushioning in the sock's thinned toe pad area.

A small jar worked perfectly in place of my missing darning mushroom, and I found that using a second needle (slim double pointed knitting needle would also work) helped me make a tidier weave than I've managed in the past.
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Before
Before
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During 1
During 1
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During 2: ready to weave
During 2: ready to weave
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Using a second needle
Using a second needle
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Completed sock
Completed sock
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