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brutus499
04-11-2012, 12:18 PM
I knitted a cable knit sweater coat with Patons, classic wool. I washed in mashine using cold water wool cyle. It is all stretched out. I then dried in sun a few hours and it looks like the yarn got dark in spots. IOs there any way to shrink sweater a little to get back into shape? Please help! So upset with all the time spent on my beautiful sweater.

suzeeq
04-11-2012, 12:52 PM
Go soak it again and lay it out, smooshing it to the finished measurements you want. Shrinking a wool knit is the same as felting it and you don't want to do that.

brutus499
04-11-2012, 02:48 PM
Go soak it again and lay it out, smooshing it to the finished measurements you want. Shrinking a wool knit is the same as felting it and you don't want to do that.



Should I use warm water to shrink more or stick to cold?

suzeeq
04-11-2012, 04:33 PM
As I said above, shrinking = felting and you don't want to do that. Felting happens when you have a change in water temp plus agitation, not just heat. You can use warm or cold, it doesn't matter, just need to rewet it.