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October 06 2010

Which Method is Best for Blocking Your Knitting?

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Blocking uses stretching and moisture to shape your yarn and get a piece of knitting squared up to look even and straight.

If you’ve ever completed a knitting project and ended up with something just a little lumpier than you had imagined it might be good to consider blocking your knitting. Since you are using round thread and round needles it is virtually impossible to create something that is perfectly square and you typically end up with something that is more trapezoid instead. Blocking your knitting will help you to reshape your piece back into straight lines.

Blocking uses stretching and moisture to help shape a finished piece in order to match another one of the same size or just get a piece of knitting squared up to make the rows look even and straight. You will also generally block anything knitted from lace to showcase all of the holes and patterns you worked so hard to create. (...)
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