I blocked the sweater I made and, simply put, it grew! If I reblock it and reshape it by pushing the yarn tighter together and pinning it, should it then stay put? The arms did grow a few inches more that I had wanted and if I can't make is smaller by reblocking it, then I can always rip out a few inches and redo the last few inches. The rest of the sweater is fine a bit bigger because I will wear shirts or even sweatshirts under it when I take it hiking. But I do want the arms the proper length and the cuffs to be tighter against my wrists.
Attached are pictures of the project. I am really proud of it and will be showing it off in Colorado in the cool of the evening or morning. there are two being "worn" by two of my white shirts. The other two show the difference between the unblocked sweater and the one Gigantor can wear with the long arms.
Any suggestions about reblocking? I am thinking that I will just do the the arms and not the torso. What do you guys think? Spray bottle? soak? steam? Any other suggestions will be gratefully accepted.
Your input is always most welcomed. I want to try to reshape this week, so any suggestions that I can do quickly and get it dried by the trip next Thursday, the better things will be in my little knitting universe.
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