Hey, hey, hey!
Is everybody ready to delve into the exciting world of sweater mending and crochet hooks??? Well??? Are you?
I know. I need everyone to calm down now. This is the exact sort of thing that could cause a flash mob. Keep your breathing slow and regular and you should be fine.
This kind of reminds me of the time I discovered my ornamental potato vine grew an actual potato. I couldn’t sleep for days from the excitement of it. I practically got a nosebleed.
That’s just how excited I get over getting something from nothing. I get the same kind of thrill from fixing things. So if a sweater gets a pull, I don’t get upset. I get a crochet hook.
If you have a finely knit sweater you’ll need a teensy tiny crochet hook like this one. The bigger the sweater the bigger the crochet hook you can use.
This is my favourite “old man” cardigan sweater. It has a pull in it. Ahem. It has several pulls in it.
To fix the pull just insert the crochet hook on the underside of the knit and poke it through right where the pull is on the other side.
Then carefully pull the crochet hook down …
… making sure you hook the pull.
Pull the crochet hook through the knit being careful to make sure your hook comes straight through the hole you originally poked it out of. Otherwise … you’ll have another pull.
Now the pull that was on the outside, is on the inside!
And the outside looks perfect once again. It is fixed.
If you have goosebumps, don’t be alarmed. It’s a perfectly normal reaction to something as awesome as this. And I use the term awesome, the way it’s supposed to be used. In reference to things that inspire awe. Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China … sweater fixin’.
There are other ways to try to pull the thread through (a needle, a straight pin, pushing it with a skewer, giving it a dirty look). The crochet hook just makes the job a lot easier.
And NO, do not cut the thread once you pull it inside the sweater. Your entire sweater will unravel when you least expect it, leaving you naked and ashamed while out and about wearing it. To make matters worse, it will probably be in an establishment with fluorescent lighting.
THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!! Now if you’ll excuse me I have a Valium to take and a potato to ponder.