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« on: November 28, 2008 12:20:01 PM »

my mom knit me a traditional icelandic sweater with lopi, it was a bit ill-fitting, and obviously not blocked, so I blocked it...
Long story short, I made it even worse, and now the shoulders are big enough for a line backer.  Any suggestions?  Can I shrink it a little without felting it?
BTW its a cardigan with a zipper sewn into it...
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008 08:50:22 AM »

please note - I am NOT a blocking expert....with that said...what about just trying to block it again, but this time not stretching it out as much in the offending areas?

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008 09:17:23 AM »

Sometimes the best you can do is re-block...Try this.  After hand washing and ringing out as much water as you can place the sweater on a towel and get ready to match it's size with a sweater that fits you well.  As you make adjustment lay the "sweater that fits you well" over the top of the blocked sweater to see what part you need to adjust.  My disclaimer:  It might be that the gauge of the new sweater is the real issue, mood of the knitter effects the gauge in a big way.  That means that some times we knit tighter and sometimes more loose, and sweater knitting always magnifies those things Undecided.  Careful re-blocking should help in a big way....I WOULD NOT recommend hot water on any part of the sweater...IT WILL be a felting nightmare! I've re-re-re-blocked on many sweaters, you should be fine in the end-good luck! Smiley
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008 05:26:02 PM »

Thank you I will give it a try!javascript:void(0);
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