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Re: Blocking ~ silly question
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: March 03, 2009 11:00AM

Clover --

This is a lovely scarf and I can appreciate why you would not want to "mess it up." But at some point in time you will want to clean it and washing would probably be the easiest and best way to do that.

If you have any of your yarn left over, I suggest knitting up a swatch in this stitch pattern. Then soak it, remove as much water as you can by wrapping it up in a thick towel and pressing it out (I actually use the spin function on my washing machine), then dress (block) it. Most lace benefit from some dressing and some lace requires extreme dressing to show off its beauty.

I would not expect an alpaca/silk blend to lose much bounce from a wet blocking. Acrylic yarns that are overheated will go limp. Depending whether this yarn has any "sizing" on it, a wet blocking may make it softer and more drapey -- but again but will you do when you need to clean it?

Subject Written By Posted
  Blocking ~ silly question clover04750 02/28/2009 01:26PM
  Re: Blocking ~ silly question jeanette 02/28/2009 02:13PM
  Re: Blocking ~ silly question craftsman 03/01/2009 05:45PM
  Re: Blocking ~ silly question clover04750 03/03/2009 09:08AM
  Re: Blocking ~ silly question KT 03/03/2009 11:00AM
  Re: Blocking ~ silly question clover04750 03/04/2009 12:57PM
  Re: Blocking ~ I got it :-D clover04750 03/04/2009 11:41PM

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