Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sweater Repair

This beautiful sweater was dropped off at our Monday night knitting group to see if it could be repaired.  This poor sweater had quite a few areas with holes and dropped stitches.  The first thing I did was gather all of those live stitches and put them on stitch holders and safety pins to prevent any further damage.

 
Here are some close up shots.  Knitters, view at your own risk; some of these are pretty scary!! 


before

after

under the arm - before

underarm stitches saved

set up for grafting

finished

dropped sts under other arm hole

rescued sts

finished repair job
Not perfect, but wearable once again.

4 comments:

Delusional Knitter said...

Great work! Wow, its really good colorwork, surprising that is had so many boo boos.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's some pretty good sweater surgery!

kgirlknits said...

So lovely of you to help out - it can be very tricky to repair!

Yarn-Madness said...

Fantastic work! Knitting nursing! :)