Last revised on January 21, 2003
A "Point de Venise" darn in progress on the heel of a sock.
I have almost finished covering a worn area along the short-turn
line of the turning of the heel. Note that the darn follows the
grain of the heel flap even though most of it is on the bottom of the heel,
at an angle. Overlapping rows of buttonhole stitch don't care much about
the grain of the fabric, as long as you are consistent within the darn.
Most of the time, keeping the darn straight is easier if you follow the
structure of the fabric underneath.
Even though I wear these socks on either foot indifferently,
both socks have worn on the right only —
and this isn't the first pair that has worn in this manner.
It must be something about the way I knit them —
but it wears on both sides of the "seam", and the other "seam" appears
to be identical. (Puzzled shrug.)
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