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Old 12-05-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Please, I could use some advice on a finished project gone wild
This is a knitting project gone wild!!!!




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It was easy knitting it up but it keeps growing on me. I was trying to use up some Red Heart Acrylic yarn that I had. The finished project is HUGE,I mean King Cong HUGE. I know I followed the pattern right, but it is no longer the XL that I set out to knit. DH liked the weight of it and because it is heavy. So he said he'd take it. I tried to wash it in the hottest water possible last night , it only made it mad and it grew some more.

The length is fine,DH calls it his warm & heavy robe. But I would like to know if I could take the sleeves off and re use the yarn and try to remake the sleeves. They are WAY to long and wide now,almost doubled in length.

I don't even think Shaq O'Neal could wear this thing.

Any one got any ideas?
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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Are you throwing it in the dryer? That works for other washable yarns I've used including the acrylic sweater I made awhile back. Most of those inexpensive acrylics work fine in the washer and dryer.

I've heard some people say you could use the sewing machine to alter knitting, but if you do sew a couple rows of small stitches...maybe even zigzag so it won't unravel when you cut it. I think if you are just doing the sleeves you could take out the bind off and frog it back to a reasonable length. That's what I would do.
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If rewetting and putting it in the dryer doesn't help, then you can take out the sleeves and reknit them. The sleeves are pretty basic, just don't do as many increases and stop at a smaller number of stitches.
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