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How To Darn Socks

Watch more Stains & Laundry videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to darn socks with these easy instructions. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Turn the sock inside out Turn your sock inside out and place the darning egg inside of the sock to emphasize the hole. Step 2: Thread the needle Thread the darning needle with yarn or thick thread. Tip If the hole is in the sole of the sock, use a different color yarn or thread from that of the sock to help you see your work. Step 3: Begin weaving Start about an inch to the side of the torn area, and weave over the hole to an inch on the other side. Tip Keep a little slack in the yarn or thread to allow for shrinkage when washed. Step 4: Weave in the other direction Turn the sock the other way and weave stitches perpendicular to those you've just created. Tip Don't make any knots; this would make it uncomfortable for the sock wearer. Step 5: Continue weaving Continue weaving over the hole until you've covered it. Step 6: Cut the yarn Cut the extra yarn, turn your sock right-side out, and congratulate yourself for saving another sock's life. Did You Know? Did you know? The first sock knitting machine -- which automatically closed a sock's heel and toe -- was developed in 1869 by John Nelson and William Worth Burson.
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