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Fix a Snagged Thread in a Sweater

Martha Stewart Living, January 2011

Pulled thread? No problem. Never cut a snagged thread in a sweater; you'll end up with a hole -- and more work than simply repairing a pulled thread. Instead, use a large blunt needle to gently work it back into its proper place in the fabric.

Turn garment inside out. If pulled thread has caused fabric to bunch, gently stretch it back into shape. (Some of the yarn will go back into place.) 

Use a large blunt needle to tease thread back into position: Pull thread through to the next stitch and then the next, dispersing excess along the row. Repeat on other side of snag. Once thread is in position, smooth pulled area, and steam.

Comments (1)

  • 4 Mar, 2013

    With some knits this just doesn't quite work, and the best you can do is to pull the yarn through to the underside. You can use a small crochet hook to do that. If the crochet hook doesn't work, thread a needle and tie the thread onto the yarn and use the needle and thread to pull through.