Scanfil mending wool is ideal for darning socks and other thin-ish to medium-weight knitwear, and for embroidery. It's made from a blend of wool and nylon, similar to sock yarn, for added strength. You can also combine it with sock yarn when knitting socks to reinforce heels and toes.
The range of 28 colours includes something for everyone: exciting brights for colour lovers, standard school-uniform colours for the kiddos, and neutral colours for conservative dressers (and those who love them). The pink sock featured here and in Modern Mending the book was darned using Scanfil mending wool in the colours orange and peacock.
Overwhelmed by all the colour choices? Select one or more 'ELF's choice' cards and I’ll pick for you!
(Real talk: I can hardly tell the difference between the two white options or some of the grey shades in real life and I have highly sensitive colour antennae. If you’re feeling confused, it’s not just you; I think I received a mislabelled batch. If you’re hoping for a truly invisible mend on a grey garment, or you foresee a lot of grey invisible mends in your future, I recommend scooping up all the grey shades as an insurance policy.)
Made in the Netherlands from 55% wool / 45% nylon, wound onto cardstock.
For a more colourful, special, locally made mending yarn, try Mend it - limited-edition upcycled mending yarn. If you’re darning cotton or other plant-based fibres, try Scanfil cotton mending yarn or Cottage Garden Threads embroidery thread. For a thick option if you need to darn chunky, hand-knit clothing, I recommend using knitting yarn instead (not available here; ask your knitter friends for scraps or support your local yarn shop!).Want to see how it’s done? Modern Mending the book includes 26 pages of darning instructions and 18 pages of hand-stitching instructions, with photographs and illustrated diagrams.