First let me say that I really appreciate this site. I've been crocheting since I was pretty young but I really wanted to make clothes so I've been teaching myself to knit. I don't think that I could have done it without this resource, even though it takes Forever
for the video's to load.
Ok I am making a hoodie for my mom's birthday and it says to continue knitting until the piece measures 18 ½ inches. So I'm knitting but when I measure it I get confused. If I lay it flat it measure's say 10 inches but when I stretch it just a little bit and lay it flat again it comfortably measure's at least an extra ½ to 1 inch.
So should I stretch? Is it likely to loosen up over time? My mom's pretty short so if it ends up to long it might look silly.
Thanks so much for your help.
P.S. it's with Lionsbrand Homespun yarn in case that is relevant.