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#1 of 2 Old 12-15-2011, 07:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just knit my ds a sweater, my first.  I know you're suppose to block something like that, but I have no idea how to do it.  Can anyone tell me how to do it, or let me know a website that tells you how??  Any help would be most appreciated!   ~~Peace

 

 

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If it's made of a fiber that you should not dry in the dryer, they give it a good soak in your soap/detergent of choice and roll it in a towel to squeeze out all excess water.  I like to put mine in the spin cycle in my washer.  Then, I lay the garment out to dry flat on a towel or my blocking boards.  I smooth out the stitches and then make sure the sleeves, body width and length are the measurements I intended.  If they are, I just let it dry.  If a little short, I pull it to the desired length and pin in place to dry.  If a little big, I smoosh the fibers together as best I can to, again, allow it to dry to the desired dimensions and with the desired smoothness to my stitches.

 

I generally don't knit with superwash wool, but have heard that it is best to throw it in the dryer and not block it (lay it flat in the desired shape/dimensions to dry).  I've heard it tends to grow with a wash, but springs back in the dryer.

 

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