shrink a sweater FO?
so I finished the Direct Cable Vest from creative knitting. It came out really well, the cables are all correct, there are no dropped stitches, and the edges all lined up perfectly for seaming. But there is a problem with the finished piece- it's a tiny bit too big.
I did a gauge swatch, and though it was correct, i must really knit differently over large pieces, since the gauge is 14 stitches per 4 inch rather than 17 per. is there a way to shrink it? if i put it into the laundry with a regular load, will it shrink significantly? or will it felt? should it go into the dryer?
i only need to shrink it a tiny bit, not too much; and i don't want to ruin the yarn, so if shrinking doesn't work, i can frog it. I used lambs pride worsted weight, i got 14 stchs per inch on us size 4 needles.
if someone knows, would you mind posting a reply?