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Old 11-03-2012, 11:33 PM   #11
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Thanks, Jan and Sue. It's synthetic and wool sock yarn that I have that said not to put it in the dryer. I generally air dry anything I can, my dryer is very expensive to run and I actually prefer drying things on racks most of the time. That's good to know about socks not shrinking, I've swatched and washed and dried in the dryer, just in case things do go in it, and hadn't noticed any shrinkage.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:11 AM   #12
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Socks are different than sweaters or hats because of the gauge as Jan says; if it's knit tight in the first place it won't stretch out. A standard sweater gauge could though.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:10 AM   #13
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GG, I don't remember every yarn, but most of them say lay flat even if they are superwash.

If your sweater is stretched I'd probably try it, although I might try a swatch first.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:54 AM   #14
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When you lay the sweater out to dry, don't hang it over anything or it will stretch out. Lay flat, as the directions say, and you can push it around a bit so it's not pulled out of shape anywhere. My grandmother used to gather the wrists of a sweater and baste them closed to keep the shape small as the sweater dried.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:13 PM   #15
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I did get it wet and it shrunk some. I like the way the body fits now so I'm just going to take the sleeves apart a few inches and shorten them. Thanks
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I did get it wet and it shrunk some. I like the way the body fits now so I'm just going to take the sleeves apart a few inches and shorten them. Thanks
I had to take some out to make them longer once.
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