I love my neighbor. He does so much for us, and I really "owe" him... so when he brings a "great yard sale buy" like a wool pullover, with numerous moth holes, and asks me if I can fix it... ?? What do I say? I'll give it a try. I did request that he have it dry cleaned (how happy would I be to infest my stash...?) and find appropriate wool to do said repair. I figured if it really was going to be meaningful to him, he needed to invest a little time and $$ too. And he did!
So here's what I have to work with:
The "matching" yarn isn't a match at all, but considering we have no LYSes less than 60 miles away, I'm working with an off color, and acrylic yarn. There are probably a dozen places to repair, mostly on the back, and I warned him about my sock darning skills. He had a look at my first attempt and I have the nod to continue with the rest of it. The caveat is that when he wears it, expect other places to pull apart, and I'll see what I can do.
Here's the first attempt.