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Forums > Tips and Sharing: New Crocheters' & Knitters
Re: does it stretch
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: April 06, 2008 02:00PM

We don't know what type of yarn you are using. There is no sense in blocking acrylics. They have built-in memory so that if you launder them according to the band directions, you will get the same results time after time. (If you overcook them in the dryer you will get very bad results.) This fiber or a blend containing a lot of acrylic is what Mother Hen is refering to in her post.

Other fibers require other treatments. Wools (except superwash) need special care so that they don't shrink or felt. Cottons need to be treated according to band directions. Other fibers ditto.

In any case, don't stretch your work. This is only done with fibers which will hold a stretch in blocking and which NEED to be stretched to show a stitch pattern. If your stitch pattern is not showing up to best advantage, try a swatch with a different hook. If your piece is not the correct size according to directions either use a different sized hook or add or subtract stitches and rows.

Subject Written By Posted
  does it stretch floramwaters 04/05/2008 05:37PM
  Re: does it stretch Jane R 04/05/2008 09:56PM
  Re: does it stretch Mother Hen 04/06/2008 12:46PM
  Re: does it stretch Alex 04/06/2008 02:00PM

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