Hi, I am a beginning knitter. I have a cowl that was in perfect size right after knitting, but now overgrown…The yarn was patons classic wool which is 100% wool and I handwashed with woolite and added a little bit of softener afterwards. I dried it for 2 days just laying it down. I knew that wool could crow after washing, but this was just not expected. Much larger than my neck, the cowl isn’t doing its job as a neckwarmer. How whould I resize this if possible? Any ideas?
p.s. the pattern suggested that 124 st will give 21" circumference in the middle but my 120 st garment is now 22". Is it because I am a loose knitter?