I have been knitting w/100% wool lately - the Christopher Sheep Farm kind. I love it to knit with - it smells kinda sheepy and it just feels so good.
Well, the thing is, it of course has no stretch. so when I made a watch hat/ribbed winter hat and then washed it, the ribs kinda washed out (if that makes any sense to anyone; it's now really flat instead)
it LOOKS like a dumb hat, but if you wear it, it feels great and doesn't look so bad.
BUT I guess I'm asking - what could I have done to make sure the ribs stayed ribbed. Does anyone out there knit with a strand of elastic when knitting with pure wool?