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neko neko kitty
« on: June 06, 2006 08:07:21 AM »

I have some Karabella Vintage Cotton (100% mercerized cotton) and I just finished knitting up a swatch and have been staring at it for a good while now debating on whether or not I should block it or not. I've never worked with cotton before and I remember reading somewhere that you don't block mercerized cotton  Huh Is that right? Or should I block it anyway, and if so how?
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Atomic Alice
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2006 11:02:44 AM »

Hi, check out this blog here, she talks about mercerized cotton...basically, i don't think that anything "BAD" happens to mercerized cotton when you block it, it just doesn't really do much b/c there aren't any animal fibers, which have stretch to them--she mentions that you can still give the merc. cotton piece it a wash to help smooth the stitches out. here it is:

http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com/2006/02/cotton-fabric-of-our-lives.html
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neko neko kitty
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2006 12:05:26 PM »

Thanks  Cheesy
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