Knitwear repair: Darning vs. reweaving

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  1. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Can anyone recommend a place that will do darning repairs on knitwear? I have a couple sweaters that aren't expensive enough to warrant reweaving but have some small holes that should be easy to darn for someone with the requisite skills.
     


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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Alice Zotta is top notch D. I've used her on several occasions.
     


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    zarathustra Senior member

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    These guys in Gramercy will do a good job:

    http://newyork.citysearch.com/profile/7101414/


    Do you use them for your dry cleaning and/or shirts? I use the one down the street a bit and am getting frustrated at the fact they ignore a lot of my instructions --- like please box the shirts...
     


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    Alice Zotta is top notch D. I've used her on several occasions.
    For darning rather than reweaving? I've used her for reweaving and agree that she is great for that, but I have a few sweaters for which I'd be satisfied with $20 worth of darning rather than $100 worth of reweaving.
     


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    Do you use them for your dry cleaning and/or shirts? I use the one down the street a bit and am getting frustrated at the fact they ignore a lot of my instructions --- like please box the shirts...

    These are guys are the best in the neighborhood, and priced appropriately. I used the Korean place on Lex between 22nd and 23rd as my standard cleaner and Gramercy for the tricky stuff.
     


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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These are NY-centric replies. Does anyone know of a darning place in the Boston area or that is set up to handle business through the mail? I have a pair of cashmere-blend socks that I'd like to rescue but am happy to have fitted out with a pure-wool toe that nobody will ever see.
     
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