People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.
Apparently, swish sweater in tepid water with baby shampoo, and it softens the fibers, so it can be stretched! ~Pin it down flat. Then gently stretch it and let air dry. I need to try this with one of my sweaters.