How To Fix A Sweater Snag

I love sweaters…most of us do, especially on these very cold winter days! But nothing can be more annoying or disheartening {if it’s new} than to get a big snag in your favorite sweater!

My daughter came to me the other day with a big multi-strand snag in her sweater asking me to repair it for her. In the past, I have used needles, and other sharp objects to try to poke the yarn strand back into the other side.

Sometimes this worked and sometimes it did not…and well, it gets frustrating! And you can never cut a sweater snag, or then you will have bigger problems – a big hole!

This works on fine gauge sweaters too! Read below for the quick fix!

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My secret weapon…pointed tweezers!!

Turn the sweater inside out pushing the tweezers through the sweater as close as possible to the snag. Grab the yarn with the tweezers.

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Pull the strand through the backside of the sweater. Gently tug and readjust the sweater at the snag to even out the stitching. This does not remove the string completely as it will be now on the inside – who sees the inside!

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Susan B

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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    1. I know what you mean – I have struggled at fixing a sweater snag so many times. When I figured this out…I just had to share! A real light bulb moment!!

  1. Hi there, I’m stopping by from the Project Inspired Link Party. This is such a helpful tutorial! I can’t wait to give it a try on some of my sweaters and other knitted items with snags. I’m pinning it!

  2. Clever and so simple! I was almost worried you were going to have me busting out the sewing kit. So happy to see it’s so easy to fix. Granted, my sweater collection is very small since I live in the tropics, but this will still come in handy. Pinning! Thanks, Susan.

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