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Old 11-20-2004, 02:10 PM   #6
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I've asked around, and I got a couple more tips. The best one, I think is this: knit a swatch. Measure the gauge. Wash and dry it. Measure again. Knit garment to post-washed gauge.

Another tip which sounds bizarre, but they swear it works: when the ribbed edges of the cotton garment have stretched, wack the edges against a counter to bring it back into shape. They say it saves on having to over-wash the garment.

Good luck!

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