It’s that thing that you hear about but usually can’t be bothered to do. But I am always impressed with how much of a difference it makes to my garments.
There are some knitted projects that won’t even fit without blocking, lace comes to mind.
This is how I like to do my blocking, I have shown photos from Mossy.
Step 1: Wet garment thoroughly, making sure the fibers are completely wet, but don’t be rough with it you don’t want to stretch it out.
Step 2: Lift garment out of water without dragging it and squeeze out without ringing it.
Step 3: Lay it on an old towel and roll it up
Step 4: Put it in the washing machine on spin
Step 5: Lay it out on some kind of surface that you can stick pins in an leave it for a couple of days. I use some thin foam cushions with a towel on it.
Step 6: Pin out the garment according to the finished garment measurements.
Step 7: Wait for it to dry, this will depend on where you live and what season it is. If you get impatient try a hair dryer, works for me.