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Friday, October 11, 2013

To Block Or Not To Block?

To block or not to block?  That is the question!  A lot of the items that I knit don't require blocking, but the edges rolled inward on this scarf so badly that it really had to be blocked.  Blocking isn't nearly as scary as it sounds.  Simply wet the item, gently squeeze out the excess water, and then lay it flat to dry adding pins where necessary to help it hold its shape.  Seriously...that's it!  The hardest part of blocking is waiting for your newly finished hand-knit to dry!

You can find a great tutorial on blocking at The Purl Bee.

1 comment:

Jean said...

This one looks very pretty. Did it need to be blocked because of the softness of the yarn. Looks so cuddly!

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