Best Bet: Cashmends

Photo: Brad Trent/copyright 2012

The problem: holey, stained, snagged, or otherwise winter-worn sweaters. The solution: Cashmends, washable cashmere adhesives that iron seamlessly onto any heat-safe knit ($14 per pair at Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store, 365 State St., nr. Bond St., Boerum Hill; 718-522-9848). Choose from a plethora of stripes and checks, herringbone, plaid, and other professorially patterned elbow pads, as well as cheeky Band-Aid patches for kids, then just slap, press, and go — no sewing skills necessary.