How to Fix a Worn Heel in a Sock

replace a sock heelKnit socks are a thing of beauty, and a thing that’s meant to be worn and enjoyed. But socks are under a lot of pressure, particularly in the heel and toe areas, so the odds are good if your socks have been well loved and well used for a long period of time, they’re going to get worn spots.

With store-bought socks, we’d probably just throw them away and buy new ones, but who could bear to do that to a knit sock? Not me. So it pays to know a little bit about hoe to repair socks and even tear out and reknit sections of worn socks if need be to get them back in good wearing order.

Jennifer at Tinking Turtle has a great tutorial on replacing an afterthought heel in a pair of socks. Yes, it involves cutting the knitting, ripping out the old heel, picking up stitches and working a new heel in its place. And all of that sounds kind of scary, but her big pictures and calm language should reassure you that this is a great way to go.

Have you ever had to repair a pair of knit socks? I’d love to hear what you did!

[Photo via Tinking Turtle.]

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