A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest
News from Internet Brands:
Closing the Craftster Community on December 19, 2019.
Read the details here.
Total Members: 323,619
Currently Running With Scissors:
229 Guests and 0 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials Crafting Calendar City Guides


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Blocking?  (Read 482 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
dawn0684
Offline Offline

Posts: 649
Joined: 13-May-2007

You know what? It doesn't matter.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: October 19, 2008 09:46:12 PM »

So I've read a lot of patterns where people say they block the piece when their done. Do I have to block everything I knit when it's finished? Or is that only for certain things like sweaters? And if I have to do it whats the easiest way to do it?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I <3 personal swaps
Riki
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008 11:58:39 PM »

Blocking is only needed if you're not using acrylic, btw.

Some people never block. Others block everything. Some people block only things that need the pattern to be pulled out to be pretty (usually this applies to lace shawls).

Generally, it is recommended that you block things knitted from 100% wool, as wool has a lot of give to it and needs to be blocked to measurements in order to fit correctly. Generally for a sweater you would want to block to the appropriate measurements before you join the pieces.

There are several ways to do it, and which one you choose may depend on how big it is - but it is fairly common to wet the pieces, stretch them out to the measurements they're supposed to be and let dry. Some people buy those kids alphabet blocks to do it on because you can stick pins in them and use as many blocks are you need for size. Others buy special blocking boards that have measurements on them.

Me? I let the recipient of my hard work do the blocking, hah! (Living in Thailand means never wearing wool, so I knit for 3 nieces, my sister, my mother, and assorted people to ask for things!)

Riki in VERY hot Thailand (92 today or so I'm told by Google)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics



Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Christmas Crack
Meal Prep Monday: Black Eyed Pea and Squash Soup
Craftster Featured Projects - Dedicated to the People Who Made It



Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map | Do not sell my personal information

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands