I’m finishing up a baby poncho for a Christmas present and am using Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes (Strawberry Stripes!). The pattern is here: http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=1799.
I’m looking over the care instructions on the back and all I’ve got is that I can dry clean this, that I can machine wash this in warm (I’m going to specify gentle, of course), and that I can machine dry it. The packaging of course does not say I can’t iron is…but by checking the website, it says I can NOT iron this yarn (see here: http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=babycoordinatessweetstripes).
I’m going crazy. I’ve blocked this twice. And the edges STILL want to curl in. It’s stockinette stitch with a knitted border (the typical three stitches at the beginning and and end of a row, plus beginning and ending the project with 3 rows of knit stitches – I thought this ensures it won’t curl).
So now, I’ve got a retarded looking poncho that I’m supposed to give as a gift in two days. I feel lost. I’ve been misting it with water until wet, then pinning. What am I doing wrong???
(PS: I just noticed according to their yarn site this yarn says NOT to dry clean it?? ARGH! Why doesn’t the packaging match what they say on the website?!? Not helpful at ALL!)