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Old 01-08-2008, 11:26 AM   #6
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In my experience, socks stretch while wearing, and shrink after washing. They go back and forth between the two. Different yarns act differently, but I'm speaking generally.

As a rule, socks should fit nicely straight off the needles, without blocking. Otherwise they're very likely to be too tight after washing, or too loose while wearing.
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