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 32 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!
Mending-wool dye lots can vary; if you are planning a large blended mend, it's best to buy multiple cards at a time to ensure consistency.
The grey shades have subtle differences; I've photographed them together to help you pick the right grey more easily.
Made in the Netherlands from 55% wool / 45% nylon, wound onto cardstock. Each card contains 15m of 2-ply yarn.
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 32 pages of darning instructions and 18 pages of hand-stitching instructions, with photographs and illustrated diagrams.
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I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEDT) for dispatch the next day (Friday).
Australia Post is experiencing significant delays. If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.
After your order has been packed, you will receive an email notification with your Australia Post tracking number, which you can use to check on the delivery status of your order.
Northcote/Thornbury customers can select local delivery at checkout. Local deliveries coincide with my pram-walking schedule, usually 1-3 days after purchase. ٩(｡•́‿•̀｡)۶
For the best chance of receiving your order in time for Christmas, order by 5pm on 9 December for standard shipping, and 5pm on Thursday 16 December for Express Post and local delivery.
This shop will close for Christmas at 5pm on 16 December. Orders placed after that time will be shipped in January (exact date to be determined) when the shop reopens. The exception is gift vouchers, which are available for purchase 24/7 and delivered automagically by email!
Check Australia Post's estimated delivery deadline for your country here, then add one week for my processing time.