Published On: February 17, 2024

What do you think, did I hit the goal (not invisible, but fairly subtle)? I’m pretty happy with it!

The first pic is the mend after the sweater was washed and let to dry, the second pic is before I washed it. Just like with most any other knitting project, mended fabric looks better after you’ve gotten it wet, smoothed it out, and let it dry.

It’s basically blocking your mend. And, just like any other project, blocking it lets the stitches relax and even out and settle into their final spots.

This probably took about three hours of stitching start to finish, and it should keep the sweater in the rotation for several more years.

Now…do you have anything in your closet that could use a little bit of mending? I promise it’s not as hard as it sounds, and I suspect you’ll love whatever it is even more once you spend a bit of time caring for it!

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