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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2008 10:27:12 AM »

I am on my last square!  Does anyone have any advice on blocking?  I've never done it before, and I need to because the squares are not all the same size at the moment. 
The yarn I'm using is 45% acrylic, 40% nylon, and 15% wool
I thought about washing it (according to the instructions at 40 degrees) before blocking.  It warns to dry press only, never press when wet. And you're supposed to dry it by hand laying it out. 
Should I wash, then try to let it stretch out as it dries?  Every square is different and some are cables, so if I can avoid pressing (ironing) that would be a bonus I think.
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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2008 01:15:08 PM »

I know you've nearly finished but i definately think if can get the book, i'll have a go at this.  I have a load of other projects on the go but the detail on those squares are lovely.  I've done an afghan before but just using grannie squares.  Really gonna try get this book Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2008 01:29:44 PM »

You should, I really can't recommend this book strongly enough. I've learned lots of great patterns that will be of great use for future projects, and most importantly I can actually read any pattern now!  Also, the most important lesson I got from this book is that with enough practice I can do anything.  (I really recommend following the order of squares in the book, they progress in a very logical manner, so that if you follow the order you are basically learning a new way to knit with each square.)

 I'm putting together the afghan now and can't wait to post pictures of it!
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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2008 02:50:48 PM »

Finished!  Pictures are in the finished projects area.
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