i’ve finished the back, left front, and one sleeve of the gull stitch cardigan from winter 2005 IK. and i decided to go ahead and block the back and the left front.
however, i set the washer (gentle cycle, in a lingerie bag) for a little too long. and it felted. not a ton, not disastrously, but it did felt. i’ve not lost too much – luckily. the back lost 3/4″ width, 2″ length, which is okay, because i chose the size with almost 5″ of ease, and it would have been 27″ from shoulder to bottom hem. but still…
i did, however, lose some of the definition in the cables… here’s the gull stitch panel on the semi-felted back:
and the same motif on the unwashed, unblocked sleeve:
i hate that i did this to my own knitting, because i feel like a giant dolt.