View Full Version : Can I decrease the size of my sweater by 10% w/o redoing it?

12-06-2006, 03:47 PM
My sweater is a bit too big....wearable, but would look much better if it were smaller. I didn't block it; would blocking help make it smaller? It has lots of cables and stuff on it, so I'm wondering if the cables will become obscure when the sweater shrinks.

12-07-2006, 09:55 AM
What fiber is it? If it's wool maybe you could felt it a little bit. :shrug: I have the
opposite problem with my sweater - it's too small!

12-07-2006, 07:06 PM
It's a wool/acrylic mix.

Jan in CA
12-07-2006, 08:12 PM
I don't think there is anything you can do to make it smaller once it's done. If it were cotton it might shrink a bit, but wool and acrylic probably won't change. I doubt blocking will do anything either. :shrug: