I made a neckwarmer using this pattern: http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4078&cps=21191
I did not use the suggested yarn. I used Patons Rumor yarn because it's what I had and was able to get the same gauge. The pattern states that the finished dimensions should be 7 inches X 24 inches. I made it 26 inches because when I tried it on 24 inches was too short. I did get the 7 inches on the width. Still it looks smaller, not as full, to me than the photo with the pattern.
Should I block or 'kill' this? Would that help open up the pattern a bit? It is 84% acrylic/15% alpaca/1% polyester. If I 'kill' it what will that do since it has alpaca in it? Maybe I should just wash and dry it and see what happens.
Here's a photos of it. I have not yet added the buttons: