After a quick wash and an overnight dry, here is the shrug. I love the yearn so much. This one is Comfort by Berroco. I also own a skein of the ComfortSock and I have 8 skeins of the Comfort DK in various colors. It is just the tops. It knits up easily and smoothly. Throw it in the washer and dyer no problem. Well, I say that with the note that all my stuff made in it is for babies so this is a necessity. With baby stuff you also have the knowledge that there will be a finite number of washings before it is outgrown. For adult stuff I might hold on the dryer bit just to prolong the life if a garment for a big person. The pattern, Confection Baby Shrug by Tonya Wagner, was great. Very little sewing up required. I did switch the edging from rib to seed stitch, just because I like it.