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  • Ellen Peskin

    Any advice on how to fix a hole that was created by the underarm on a top down sweater? Stitch became elongated. So bummed. 🙁

    March 24, 2015
    • That hole is created no matter how careful you are in both top down and bottom up in the round. It comes from the joining of the fabric going up and down (body) with side to side (sleeves). I use duplicate stitch to seam over that hole. Look at the under arm and start duplicate stitch one or two stitches in from the hole, then follow the path of the yarn to close it up. I get so many questions on that, I think I may do a video tutorial on just that, so stay tuned!

      March 24, 2015
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  • Susan Kehoe

    Can you suggest the best way to repair a small hole from moth damage?

    September 25, 2016
    • Yes, I will be covering that in the very next Tuesday Tip. It involved building a little ladder with crochet cotton so you can rebuild the fabric. Stay tuned, next Tuesday Tip will be Oct. 4th!

      September 26, 2016

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