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« on: March 02, 2012 03:16:08 PM »

I have just finished knitting a gorgeous, drapey tunic top from DROPS http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/pattern.php?id=4011&lang=en using a 100% bamboo ribbon yarn. (P.S. - bought it at Mass Ave Knits in Indy, which has an ENTIRE room of yarn marked $4 a skein!)

So I've finished it up, and it's a little too big. Not so big that it's unwearable, because it's kind of oversized anyway. But I'm a bit nervous about blocking it, as I've never worked with bamboo before. Some people have said it blocks great, and others have said it 'swells', which could make this gorgeous project of mine turn into something way too big to wear. Anyone have any experience or advice to share before I block?
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012 03:29:17 AM »

I used steam blocking for my bamboo projects because I just found that wet blocking didn't really work. I wish you all the luck.
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012 08:11:18 PM »

I've had great results with wet blocking bamboo, but it was lace so the fact that wet bamboo stretches like mad worked in my favor. I'd suggest pinning it out to the size you want and either spritzing it with water until it's damp and letting it dry or steaming it.
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