How to knit your block
What is blocking and how does it work?
Blocking is a method of
There are several methods of blocking, and it’s best to work out which one will be most effective for each project you’re going to create. The goal is not just to lay out flat what has been created while working on them, but how each stitch will behave after being blocked as well.
The easiest way to block
Step-by-Step Guide: How to Knit Your Block
You will also need pins and something like blocking wires (optional). To start, lay your knitted piece out on top of this surface with the right side up. Gently pull it into shape by pinning in place along the edges while pulling gently on any parts that are too tight for desired measurements. If possible, try not to stretch pieces more than about 30% bigger than the final dimensions because stretching them further may cause distortion over time due to excess stress at points where the fabric was stretched tightly across itself. Next, take care around seams and corners, so they don’t get stretched too far. Use blocking wires for extra support, if you have them on hand.
When the piece is in its desired shape, carefully remove it from your surface and lay it flat to dry. If possible, use a gentle steam setting or dampen lightly with water (and allow to air dry) rather than using heat directly on the knitted fabric so as not to damage wool fibers.
What are the benefits of blocking your knits?
– straight edges by making sure all increases or decreases on one edge match their corresponding increase/decrease stitches on both neighboring sides
– more accurate measurements so it’s easier to create garments with an exact fit for different sizes and shapes of people
The goal of blocking
As with most things in life,
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