So I have decided to take the plunge and get a woven wrap. I would like the shortest one I can get away with but still want to be able to do the front cross carry that I've been using with my Sleepy Wrap.
I am 5'3", was 121 lb and size 4 prepreg, currently 140 lb and unknown size (I'm squeezing into my most forgiving prepreg pants but with an enormous muffin top, awesome). The Didymos website says I still need the 4.2m wrap for the front cross carry; however I searched around and found an old thread where someone only slightly smaller than me said she had lots of wrap left over in a 4.2m.
Would I possibly be able to do this carry with the 3.7m wrap or do I for sure need the 4.2? I think the Sleepy is 4.7 and I have a fair meter of fabric left after a double knot in the front. Of course the Sleepy is much stretchier but I see the Didymos is a parallelogram so is it a bit more than the stated length from tip to tip? And if it doesn't quite reach, could I just knot directly in the back and still have a secure carry?
Also, will there be much shrinkage? I was thinking I could get the 4.2 and dry it on hot if it is longer than I need?