So, take a bunch of newly knitted items.
Soak in warm water. I used a bit of lavender scented dishwasher detergent.
Roll in towel to remove excess moisture.
Spread out to see the beautiful feather and fan pattern in the scarf.
See the difference? Now to wrap the gifts and mail them off to two lovely ladies up North. I'm sure they'll be able to use these for many more weeks.