Blocking

BLOCKING

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.

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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.

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Step 2:  Lift garment out of water without dragging it and squeeze out without ringing it.

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Step 3: Lay it on an old towel and roll it up

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Step 4: Put it in the washing machine on spin

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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.

 

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