We want to inspire you to repair what you already have. When you take care of what is already in your wardrobe, you extend the life cycle of your clothes and avoid unnecessary waste.
You can of course also use this mending guide for hats, scarves, and socks. And remember, practice makes perfect.
A darning needle – a needle with a rounded tip, so you won’t stick yourself.
A darning egg – you can use a tennis ball if you don’t have a darning egg
Darning wool in the same nuance as the garment you want to repair.
A pair of scissors.
Thread the needle with darning yarn in the same shade and material as the knit you are repairing.
Place the darning egg inside your knit under the hole you need to patch. Press the darning egg against the hole in the knit to make it spread out.
Now, the mending starts. This is done by weaving new fabric with the darning yarn. First you have to make stitches across the hole and then you create a patch with sewing stitches. Begin your darning at the top of the right side of the hole. Start the first stitch where the fabric is not ripped. Now sew across the hole. First from the right side to the left, and then from left to right and work your way down to the bottom of the hole. Tighten your stitches along the way, but be careful not to tighten so much that the sweater curls around the hole.
Now you have made stitches across the hole and by changing the direction on the stitches you create a patch. Perhaps you have tried weaving once and can remember the technique? Start with a sewing stitch at the top on the right side. Pull the needle alternately over and under the cross threads you just made in Step 3. Sew back and forth in this way from top to bottom and from bottom to top. After you have made a few rows, gently push the rows together so that your weaving is tight. Continue in this way until the patch covers the hole.
Now the hole is patched. To make sure your patch doesn't unravel, you need to pin your darning. Therefore, sew a few stitches up the upper side of the fabric next to your patch When the needle is under the front, turn the sweater inside out and sew a few stitches on the backside. Cut your thread. Your knit is now ready for use again.
Wool wash guide
Our products are made to last for many years of use. Often it is enough to air a woolen jumper, but if you need to wash it, here is a guide on how to take good care of your woolen knitted jumpers when they need to be washed.
How to easily wash your woolen clothes:
Start by turning your knit inside out.
Fill a tub/sink with lukewarm water.
Add a teaspoon of wool detergent.
Let the knit get completely soaked .
Leave the knit to soak for 15 minutes.
Squeeze the water out of the knit (don't twist the sweater).
Leave your freshly washed knit to dry flat on a towel
The same method is used for woolen socks, hats, and scarves. Wool is a natural material, and for the wool to retain its warming properties, it is important to wash wool with soap made for washing wool. Enzyme-free wool washing preserves the lanolin content in the wool.