Originally Posted by salmonmac
What if you try finishing off the pattern early? Try binding off with 6-8sts left and see if that helps. If you're using acrylic yarn, it may help to wash and dry the cloth or blanket in the washing machine and dryer (check the ballband) rather than blocking.
Now that's one thing I've never tried - finishing off the pattern early!
I'll try that the very next one I do!
I almost always use acrylic because it is easy to care for - the last baby blanket I did, I used Jo-Ann's brand of yarn in the huge skein - two of them in fact, held together as one. I washed & dried it, hoping it would fix that corner - no such luck. But when I gave it to the prospective mom, and even told her about the problem, she shrugged it right off and just commented on the softness.
Thanks for all tips - and I'll take any others too!