View Full Version : Caring For Acrylic Knits...

03-16-2010, 12:46 PM
Hey all,
I bought a shop made knitted jumper (thin threads made from mostly acryllic wool). I have noted that the jumper has shrunk. The odd thing is it has only shrunk lengthwise.
How do I reverse this?

03-16-2010, 12:54 PM
You don't. It's probably a wool/acrylic blend of some sort. Wool tends to shrink more up and down that it does across.

03-16-2010, 03:53 PM
It must be a blend. Didn't think acrylic shrunk?

03-16-2010, 07:04 PM
My exDIL could shrink anything according to my son.... But yeah, sometimes storebought acrylic knits will shrink a little, they don't have to be blended with something to do so.

Jan in CA
03-16-2010, 07:12 PM
Once something is shrunk there isn't much you can do really. :shrug: You can try wet blocking and letting it air dry, but it may not help.