So I finished my sweater (Jared Flood, Brownstone). It turned out enormous. Not so much in length but around, where the gauge was spot on. It was like a tent. I'm 6'2", not exactly skinny, but there was maybe 8 inches of "ease," to put it euphemistically.
Since it was 50% acrylic, 50% wool, non-pilling yarn that was supposed to be machine-washable, a friend suggested that I wash it in hotter water, to see if I could get a bit of shrinkage, though she expressed doubt that it would really help much.
Welll....I'm now the proud owner of a beautifully felted Brownstone that will eventually be the property of some lucky 8-year-old!