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Old 03-28-2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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To Stretch or Not to Stretch
Hi,
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 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 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.
T
P.S. it's with Lionsbrand Homespun yarn in case that is relevant.
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