You might remember my red sweater. It WAS the Nantucket Jacket from Interweave Knits Winter 2006. I had not washed it or blocked it and it was a bit tight. So I did..........the yarn is Pure Merino from Berroco, machine wash. I soaked it, then spun the water out. It came out HUGE. It did not loose the shape but the yarn stretched beyond belief. It will fit my dad's wife size 16! Into a box along with my grandma's vest it goes. She might be able to use it or frog it and reuse the yarn for something else. I refuse to do it!