With a little patience and the right tools, you can learn how to repair moth holes in your fabulous cashmere sweater. Finding moth holes in your fabric, especially your clothing, is an annoying and costly ordeal. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it. After you've placed some mothballs in your closet, follow along with these easy steps for cashmere repair.
With your battle-damaged cashmere fabric in tow, head to your nearest yarn or craft supply store. You'll be looking to find a spool of the softest mending yarn you can that matches or closely resembles the fabric on your cashmere. It is preferable if you purchase actual cashmere yarn, but if the color is not available in cashmere, using another fabric that is similar in thickness will work. If a suitable yarn is nowhere to be found, consider repurposing yarn from less conspicuous areas of the fabric, such as inside pockets or under the collar.
Make sure that, if you are repairing a sweater, you flip it inside-out so that your sewing work will be concealed. After you've threaded your needle, start your stitch just to one side of the hole. Use the frayed edges of the moth hole to pull your needle through. A basic knit stitch should be adequate to close up the hole. Make sure that you do not pull excessively on the cashmere as you are stitching, as you could rip the hole even bigger. Make sure that you finish your stitches on the inside of the cashmere if you are repairing a garment.
Flip the garment right side out again, and voila! No more pesky moth holes!