I’ve made a baby blanket from red heart baby clouds yarn (baby angel blanket with the eyelet holes). The package said machine wash and dry but I don’t want to shrink it or fall apart. I want it to be soft and clean before I give it as a gift. How would you wash knitted work?http://www.coatsandclark.com/fun_and_free/yarn/womans_day_mag/lw1417.htm This is the pattern! Thanx! :??