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Forums > Tips and Sharing: New Crocheters' & Knitters
Re: Blocking a knitted garment
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: December 08, 2007 12:59PM

What is it made of? If acrylic, don't even bother. Traditional blocking is useless and can actually damage the fibers. A light steaming (with the iron never actually touching the fabric) can tweak out problems sometimes, but acrylics have memory, so usually you can just follow the care instructions.

If you want to block a natural-fiber garment, pin the pieces to size, mist and then assemble when it is dry or assemble, mist, pin to size and dry.

I assemble the garment then block on a dress form which I adjust to a smaller size and pad with towels. I don't bother pinning; I just smooth the misted garment on the form. Works great for me - better than any traditional flat blocking I've ever done.

Some knitters never block. They prefer what they term a more "organic" look.

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