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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: I just finished <a href="http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTtempting.html" target="_blank">Tempting</a> from knitty after working on the darn thing for weeks. I was sure my gauge was right and everything, but it's way too big. I'm so upset! I was so looking forward to wearing it. I knitted it in a merino angora blend that was such a beautiful color. I don't suppose there's any way to shrink it, is there?
 

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they should be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> but im not all together sure.
 

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ok, i might as well give it a try! So do I just need to put some wool wash in some hot water and agitate the sweater in there a bit?
 

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yeap, then rinse in colddddd <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> the shock will felt it a bit
 

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I do too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> let me know how it turns out! and post pics!
 

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If shrinking it doesn't work, could you try eating a lot of chocolate??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Or send it to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Right now<br>
i'd say it's an XL, and I need a Medium.<br><br>
And I just recently lost 25 lbs so nooooo chocolate is not gonna work!
 

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holy cats, that is a big weight loss <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'd recheck your gauge on the sweater, before doing anything to it. If you felt it, no frogging and re-knitting. And if you decide to knit it over, it would be worth knowing what gauge you ended up with, so you can choose pattern size/needles more appropriate to your size.
 

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I hate to say but that sweater design does NOT lend itself to felting. You'll esentially be ruining the whole look of the sweater. With the ribbing, you really need for it to have fluidity and drape and if you felt it, it will not have either. I'm sorry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Is it close enough to fitting that you could sew elastic thread through the ribs to tighten it up?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I hate to say but that sweater design does NOT lend itself to felting. You'll esentially be ruining the whole look of the sweater. With the ribbing, you really need for it to have fluidity and drape and if you felt it, it will not have either. I'm sorry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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I gotta agree. Don't felt it , mama. It will look terrible - it won't drape well at all, and the ribs, ack! Find someone it will fit, after you check your gauge throughout the project to see if it was consistent - and to decide how to change your needle size to get the medium you need if you should decide to do it again! Or frog it and knit again for yourself.
 
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