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« on: June 29, 2006 05:40:49 PM »

I'm making Sesame from MagKnits and am getting to the point that I want to start blocking my pieces.

My question is:  Should I weave in the ends from all the stripes before I block?  Or is it better to do it after (or does it not matter)?  At first I thought I should weave them in before blocking; but then I realized it might be easier to weave the ends into the seam so maybe I should block first.....now I'm confused.

This is my first sweater/cardigan and I want to make sure I don't screw it up so please excuse me if I'm just being paranoid Wink
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2006 06:11:10 PM »

IMO, blocking is kind of a personal preference thing.  Some people block the pieces before they seam, some block the whole sweater after seaming, and some don't block at all.

For sweaters, I like to weave my ends into the seams as long as it won't create really bulky seams.  You can also use some of the ends to do the actual seaming.  I'd probably hold off on weaving in the ends until after you've seamed the sweater together. 

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2006 10:30:32 PM »

I like to weave, then block.  This is because (depending on the yarn) blocking might cause the ends to fray, making weaving more of a hassle.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2006 11:59:47 PM »

i'm a weave-then-block type o' gal.  i've found that the blocking (i wet block pieces) really helps to hind the woven in end.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2006 10:28:18 AM »

I would weave first.  Personal preference.

Just a question -- are you using the suggested yarn or did you substitute?  If so, what did you substitute with?  I really like that sweater and I am strongly considering making it.  I just don't want to spend tons of money on the yarn as I have dropped a lot on yarn recently!
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2006 01:56:16 PM »

laceybatey - I'm using Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks.

Thanks for all the advice everybody!  I think I'm probably going to weave then block; When I'm done (hopefully sometime this coming week) I'll post pics so you can all admire Grin Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2006 06:01:09 PM »

That's beautiful!  Thanks!
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