It seems like every time I pre-treat a knit, the fabric grain (or the equivalent in a knit) becomes distorted or “off”. They are perfectly fine when they arrive, but after I follow the instructions (always on gentle, no spin), the selvedges are no guide.
Take this knit velvet, with cutout diamonds:
As you can see from the two photos (black, sorry, hard to photograph), the cutout and grain are at an angle to the selvedges. I laid the fabric on the floor as best I could with the “straight” grain parallel to the lines in the hardwood floor (but not perfectly).
I really like this fabric. What do I do with it?
And, I’m no longer pre-washing knits. I’m obviously doing something wrong. (This happens no matter the vendor.)