HELP :waah:I made a ribbed sweater for my step mother and I just barely finished it last night, I was about to put it on Watcha knittin
but decided that it could use a light washing, SO, I followed the washing instructions on the yarn label (Caron Simply Soft) They said Warm wash gentle, then dry delicate. I washed it and when I took it out of the machine i noticed how stretched out it looked. My family said that it was due to the water and it would take its original shape when i dried it. WELL, I had it in the drier for over an hour (checking every few minutes to see if it was dry) and after an hour of drying, decided that I could fix the problem with some last minute blocking. I set it on some towels and scrunched up the ribbing and pinned it in place and let it dry over night, when i got home from school today I checked on the sweater only to find that it was still HUGE. The ribbing is stretched out, I can see every stitch (when I made it I could only see the knit stitches, which is how ribbing should look)
I made this sweater (tatania from the free patterns sections of this site) in a size medium (which i already suspected was too big for my stepmother) and now it looks like an extra large
Is there any way that i can shrink the sweater at all? get the ribbing back to its original shape?
I dont want to have to make another ribbed sweater. I hated making this one, and i dont want to start all over again and just give this one away to an obese relative.
Please help :help: