For the last couple of weeks life has been even more chaotic than usual. Which is the only reason I can think of that I thought it would be a reasonable and sensible thing to put my Boxy sweater on a 400 spin in the washing machine before laying it out to dry.
I heard that sharp intake of breath!
It was an insane thing to do and this is how it looks today. It is wearable…I wore it out and about today to check out the fit and nobody pointed and laughed! But it just feels a bit off. So I think the best option will be to cut the bottom off, lose a couple of inches, pick up the stitches and reknit the hem rib.
The only upside is that it’s possibly less likely to droop going forwards.That’s not a good enough upside in my book.
Take it from me…DO NOT put your hand-wash only hand-knits in the washing machine.