So I decided to block them.
You know when you get a new jumper and you wash it and then pull it into shape to allow it to dry? (no??, me neither actually, shove it in the dryer, hope for the best!!) Well, that is simply what 'blocking' is all about.
You wash it, pull it into shape, and allow it to dry. Except for acrylic, then you steam it.
Then I washed them gently, wrung them out even gentlier (word?) laid them on a tea-towel and cajoled them into shape before folding over the tea-towel to make a parcel.
I then took them outside and laid the folded up tea-towel parcel on the roof of my car to dry in the sun-shine :)
Much better don't you think?