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Mend and make do

April 20th, 2009 at 12:47 am

A friend has this old hand knitted jersey he's very fond of. He complained to me the cuffs and neckband were wearing out and asked if I could do something to mend it. They were quite ragged, so I unravelled them and knitted up new ones using some old wool I had. Result, one smart looking jersey. He was very pleased.

I think poeple who know these skills are going to be frequently called on in the coming months.

2 Responses to “Mend and make do”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I remember in the early 1970's a family magazine gave instructions for making new collars and cuffs for woven fabric blouses. The "dime stores" used to sell pre-made white collars and cuffs to replace worn ones on men's dress shirts. I think the fabric stores sold finely knit cuffs that might go on the ends of a jersey. They were just sewed on.

  2. laceshawl Says:

    I don't recall those, but the 70s were a great time for embellishments. I recall my mother putting contrasting cuffs on old blouses, or covering them with braiding for a new look.

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