dogfoster wrote:Just wondering, when you launder finished item, do the squares try to return to their original wrong size or loopy shape or do they sort of same like they were after they were blocked because now they have been anchored in place with adjoining squares? The only things that I have kept for myself are some crocheted wool socks. After I have worn them a few times the heels get stretched out of shape, but after they are washed they return to original size, though of course they were never blocked at all. Wondering what this acrylic yarn does.
In my experience, the items will stretch with use, but will spring back into shape after washing and drying.
As you mentioned, the seams will hold everything in place....so that helps.
By the way, I always wash my hand knitted and hand crocheted items in COLD water, on the DELICATE cycle. And I dry them on the DELICATE cycle as well. I want to baby my hand created items, so they will last for a very long time.