I just completed - after MANY months, an afgan for my father. It is made from one of the log cabib patterns in Mason Dixon. I made it with Blue Sky Cotton yarn. It is very soft and was a pleasure to knit with - BUT - it sheds! It would shed all over my clothes and chair while I was knitting - and now that it is done - it is still shedding - even all over itself. This morning, I put it in a large mesh bag and washed it in cold and gentle in my machine. A lot of lint was on the bag and still on the afgan. I then put it in the dryer on no heat - just fluff. It shed an amazing amount in the dryer - but - it is still shedding! HELP!!!!! Any suggestions? I really appreciated it - I am ready to toss out my 5 months of work I am so frustrated!