Circle of Stitches

Purveyors of yarn and cozy gifts! Hand-knitting, crochet, weaving, and beautiful gifts & souvenirs in Salem, Massachusetts

Repairs & Custom Knitting/Crocheting

Please note that due to the extremely high volume of repair projects we have received, we are only accepting new projects on a very limited basis currently. Please call or email to check our availability before mailing or bringing in projects to us.

We are pleased to offer custom knitting and crocheting, finishing and repair services for your knitted and crocheted pieces. If you have a beloved sweater or heirloom, commercially knit or hand-knit, we can help you! Bring in your (clean, moth-free) piece(s) in for a consultation. If you are not local to us or unable to stop by the shop, you can shoot us an email at info@circleofstitches.com with photos of your inquiry.

Here are some of the things we can do:

  • Repair a damaged knit or crocheted piece, ranging from garments to heirloom afghans
  • Finish a project you started. We can do the actual knitting, or do assembling and finishing
  • Knit or crochet a custom piece for you

Finishing and repairs are billed at a rate of $21 per hour, with a minimum of one hour per project. 

We will work with you to determine the extend of the work and come up with a strategy you are happy with. For example, for damaged heirlooms, we can do minimal repairs, stabilizing damaged areas, or go as far as completely removing and reconstructing the damaged areas. 

This heirloom crochet blanket was brought in with very damaged areas

This heirloom crochet blanket was brought in with very damaged areas

We removed the damaged parts and reconstructed them completely

We removed the damaged parts and reconstructed them completely

Both cream colored panels were repaired and reconstructed

Both cream colored panels were repaired and reconstructed

For this hand-knit Peruvian sweater, we re-used the existing yarn and reconstructed the edging on the collar to fit the owner better. 

For this hand-knit Peruvian sweater, we re-used the existing yarn and reconstructed the edging on the collar to fit the owner better. 

In-progress repair: Heirloom crocheted tablecloth made in cotton thread. We repaired several rips throughout the tablecloth.

In-progress repair: Heirloom crocheted tablecloth made in cotton thread. We repaired several rips throughout the tablecloth.