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« on: January 09, 2008 05:33:41 PM »

I spun and plied this yarn for my DD.  Now it's all knit into a scarf and I'm terrified of ruining it. Roll Eyes
Is blocking necessary for her scarf? It's ribbed K3P3 and I don't want to lose the ripples. BTW there is nothing more satisfying than hearing  "I don't care if it's hot, I'm wearing my scarf FOREVER."  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008 07:59:27 PM »

I did a scarf in alpaca in a ribbed pattern and didn't block it, and it's been fine.  I'm actually thinking of blocking it now, a year later, because it's gotten stretched out really badly from wearing it all the time.  But at the time I finished it, it didn't need blocking at all and looked great.  I LOVE alpaca - it is the softest, warmest yarn ever!
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008 10:10:32 AM »

I made a couple of alpaca scarves for my aunts and blocked them, but not flat.  I washed them in Euculan, lay them down flat, smoothed out/plumped up the ribbing, and let them air dry.  You don' have to pin out and stretch when you block -- you can smooth down and squish, too! 
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008 05:33:44 PM »

Thanks Craftsters! now I feel relaxed about the insanely expensive scarf.
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