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Dave Burton wrote:So, do I need to darn a sock with thicker yarn for the BB to count?



Dave, I wonder if some of the wool you've been knitting with could be unplyed to one or two strands that might better match the weight of the yarn that your sock is made from?  I think I remember the yarn I sent being four ply and it might untwist easily.

 
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I hope this will count too for the BB. It isn't a sock. If it really needs to be a sock, then we'll have to wait until there's a hole in one of my socks.
I like to show you how I darned a hole in an old blanket. There are more of those tiny holes in it and I will darn them in the same way. Using two colours.

the hole

the (vintage) yarn and the needle

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second direction of the darning

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Inge, that is beautiful darning. What is the purpose of the loops at the end of each row and what happens to them when the darn is completed? Are they left as they are? Many thanks
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:I hope this will count too for the BB. It isn't a sock. If it really needs to be a sock, then we'll have to wait until there's a hole in one of my socks.



That's a really great darn and a really great tutorial! I think Paul wanted this to be a sock, though.
 
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Megan Palmer wrote:Inge, that is beautiful darning. What is the purpose of the loops at the end of each row and what happens to them when the darn is completed? Are they left as they are? Many thanks


Megan, I saw those loops in old drawings of 'how to darn', as well as in the original darn that was already in this blanket when I bought it (second hand). I'm not really sure, but I think the purpose is: when you wash the blanket, maybe the yarn of the darn will shrink more than the old fabric around it. Because of the loops the threads can move a little.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:

Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:I hope this will count too for the BB. It isn't a sock. If it really needs to be a sock, then we'll have to wait until there's a hole in one of my socks.



That's a really great darn and a really great tutorial! I think Paul wanted this to be a sock, though.


No problem. Then we need to wait for a hole in a sock
 
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I like leaving little loops, not just because of shrinkage, but also because I sometimes accidentally pull too hard. The little loops help prevent me from accidentally tightening everything. And, by thinking about leaving loops, I'm less likely to make my stitches too tight.
 
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For your consideration.
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This is my first permies.com post. Hello, world! Here's my toenails!
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I used a single strand of the four-ply cotton. It wanted to break, but switching to a larger needle pretty much fixed that problem.
I used a single strand of the four-ply cotton. It wanted to break, but switching to a larger needle pretty much fixed that problem.
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Using the ladybug kitchen timer to stabilize my work.
Using the ladybug kitchen timer to stabilize my work.
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We updated this badge today to include darning non-socks.

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