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Old 08-21-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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Try making a large swatch, about 6" - we often tend to knit tighter on smaller things - then wash and dry it like you will the finished pattern. When it's dry hang it for a day or so, to mimic what happens when the sweater's worn. Measure gauge before and after blocking and after hanging to see if that helps loosen up the gauge or the stiffness.
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