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Sweater pull - what to do

porcelain monkey

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I have a nice cashmere sweater that got snagged on something. There does not seem to be a hole, but a pull that is clearly visible. I assume someone who knows what they are doing can get it back to close to normal, but I don't know who this would be. Would my standard tailor be able to handle this or do I need some sort of knitwear specialist. If the latter, can anyone suggest someone in the Boston or NY area.
 

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When the sweater snagged it pulled the stitching and it didn't go back. I'm not sure how to describe it better, but the fabric is bunched up and it looks like a one-inch horizontal line is going across the body of the sweater.
 

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That's the way my mother did it:

Take a needle and a piece of thread. Put the tread into the snag and gather both ends. Like a chain you have the tread loop connected to the snag (loop). Put both ends of the thread into the eye of the needle. So, you have a needle with two thread ends on one side and a loop on the other, that loop is linked with the snag. Plunge the needle into the centre of the snag, coming out the other side, continue pulling, the thread loop with the snag will be pulled through to the reverse side of the knitwear. Put needle and thread away and the snag will be on the underside out of sight. Pull knit in all directions to restore the texture of the knitting.

Under no account cut the snag, you will have a hole and a run.
 

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Here is some Aussie-guy who does it slightly different, but in principal the same way.

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