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kinderbean
« on: January 18, 2007 08:01:44 AM »

So I made a sweater that I love except that it's HUGE! My stepmom told me blocking can sometimes help shrink a sweater but I haven't found any good instructions, and I don't want to risk making it even bigger. Has anyone got a method for blocking that would shrink a sweater? Thank you thank you!
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elijor
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007 03:50:45 PM »

Well blkocking is usually done to even out or straighten out the pieces or in the case of lace to open up the stitches. I don't think "blocking" is going to make something smaller unless it just got a bit stretched out in wearing or in the wash (like the elbow pouching out - they will go back down with blocking).

If the sweater is wool (or a mostly wool blend) you could try felting it a little but you would have to be really careful or it could go from "huge" to "tiny".
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