You may have heard that cotton shrinks.
Are you ready to be surprised?
It’s a myth that cotton shrinks
I can already hear you… “I put that shirt in the washer and it shrank! I know it must be true!
So, let’s dig a little deeper. Have you ever worn your favorite pair of jeans for a few days (weeks) in a row? What happened to them? They felt looser, right?
And then you put them in the washing machine. They shrank, didn’t they?
How to plan your knitting/crocheting
It’s important to keep this in mind when you’re knitting or crocheting with cotton. I love using cotton… but it’s going to stretch!
Think twice before you make a long, heavy garment, as this will increase stretching. And rest assured that it’ll ‘shrink’ when you wash it… but do a test swatch just to make sure!