Shrinkage factor

Is there a way to shrink a knit scarf that was very loosely knit. The yarn seems to be 100% acrylic. It was a gift. Thanks in advance.

Hi DebR and welcome. Unfortunately acrylic, doesn’t shrink like other fibers such as wool or cotton. I Google’d just to see if there’s a trick someone had discovered. I did get some hits where people talked about washing/drying on highest possible heat for a long time but I don’t recommend it. You could end up melting/distorting the fabric (acrylic is basically plastic).


Thank you! That’s what I was finding too. I was hopeful.

Never hurts to hope or to ask :grinning: