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by Sewmum1 ( edited 05 Dec 2018 ) 05 Dec 2018

Update: I managed to fix this blanket as best as possible given the situation. No more big holes and the customer now has 2 blankets instead of one 3m long one. I just wish I had have been able to tackle the restoration with wool and needles rather than a sewing machine.



Need urgent advice from experienced knitters
Hi everyone, been awol due to work and other commitments but I am stuck at work and have been asked to restore an old knitted blanket where the wool used to join the pieces together has perished. I would prefer to restore this blanket properly by hand using wool but do not have the luxury due to customer request and lack of time and supplies where I am. Also the other problem is I only have access to a sewing machine and overlocker at my disposal and needs to be done today.

I have fixed up some of the holes but now the customer wants it cut in half. I have found a place where i can undo the whip stitching except it has a band knitted to the edges. Any suggestions as to how I would handle the band after cutting so it doesnt unravel? It is a ribbed band. I have added a pic of the band area. Thanks for any suggestions

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by cfidl 09 Dec 2018

Yeah, sometimes you need to sew instead of knit. I feel better with a zigzag, knowing it is not going to unravel,

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by pennifold 08 Dec 2018

Wow, I'm impressed with your save. Great ideas from Ursula below. I know it would have been much nicer to have done it by hand, but you saved the blanket, well done. Love chris

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by babash 08 Dec 2018

Good save You did the impossible.

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by castor 05 Dec 2018

I would use soluble Stabiliser over and under the Blanket .Secure both sides next to the Place where you want to make the Cut with a couple Lines of straight Stiches After cutting use zigzag or overlocking to secure the knitting edges and add a Binding. Wash out the Stabiliser and your done .I hope this helps you, hugs Ursula

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 05 Dec 2018

Thanks Ursula for your reply. I ended up securing the edges of the band before cutting it, then used a triple zigzag over the cut edge. This will keep the customer happy and the blanket from going to the dump. Thanks for your advice.

castor by castor 06 Dec 2018

I am glad you where able to fix the Blankets, hugs to you

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