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Old 03-28-2006, 07:19 PM   #2
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Re: To Stretch or Not to Stretch
Originally Posted by Treasure
P.S. it's with Lionsbrand Homespun yarn in case that is relevant.
Yes that is relevant - especially with this yarn. Homespun tends to produce a very stretchy fabric that can grow greatly with time if you are not careful. To get a measurement that is closest to what it will do in real life, I suggest you hang it up for a while (a couple hours to overnight) and then measure its length while still hanging. I think it will only gain a couple of inches in length, so you can probably take a "stretched" measurement until you are 3" or so short of where you want to be. You should also check its hanging width as well. I think this would tend to narrow slightly, but probably not enough to significantly affect the fit.

Let me know if you still have questions. Good luck!
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