Sunday, August 5, 2012

fixing the hole

I found this amazing, 100% cashmere sweatercoat a couple of years ago at a thrift store and have loved it for it's warmth and softness on nearly every cool day since then.  Last autumn though, unfortunately, I snagged the back of it and ripped a pretty noticeable hole into the back of it.  It is knit, and the yarn had been cut in several places, so I wasn't really sure what to do with it except suture it up with some similarly colored yarn (as it happened, the only similar color I had was a cotton).  The sutures were sturdy but they were not the most beautiful thing to see on this sweater, so I set it aside and hoped for a better, more nice looking fix. Today then, I came across this tutorial and boy, am I happy!

Though the roving I used isn't a perfect color match, it looks a lot better than the cotton sutures did.

this 

plus this

equals this!

What a fun way to fix a sweater! 






2 comments:

Plain and Joyful Living said...

What a great job.

TW said...

Thank you! I look forward to cooler weather so I can wear it again. :)

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