I knitted a cable knit sweater coat with Patons, classic wool. I washed in mashine using cold water wool cyle. It is all stretched out. I then dried in sun a few hours and it looks like the yarn got dark in spots. IOs there any way to shrink sweater a little to get back into shape? Please help! So upset with all the time spent on my beautiful sweater.
As I said above, shrinking = felting and you don't want to do that. Felting happens when you have a change in water temp plus agitation, not just heat. You can use warm or cold, it doesn't matter, just need to rewet it.