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 ½ 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 ½ 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. :lol:
Thanks so much for your help.
P.S. it's with Lionsbrand Homespun yarn in case that is relevant.