Caring For Acrylic Knits

[FONT=“Georgia”][B][I][COLOR=“Navy”]Hey all,
I bought a shop made knitted jumper (thin threads made from mostly acryllic wool). I have noted that the jumper has shrunk. The odd thing is it has only shrunk lengthwise.
How do I reverse this?
~Phoenix~ [/COLOR][/I][/B][/FONT]

You don’t. It’s probably a wool/acrylic blend of some sort. Wool tends to shrink more up and down that it does across.

It must be a blend. Didn’t think acrylic shrunk?

My exDIL could shrink anything according to my son… But yeah, sometimes storebought acrylic knits will shrink a little, they don’t have to be blended with something to do so.

Once something is shrunk there isn’t much you can do really. :shrug: You can try wet blocking and letting it air dry, but it may not help.