The way blocking affects knitted fabric is magical – suddenly crooked stitches become uniform, uneven edges straighten out, and your knitted creation gets a beautiful finished look. It’s one of the techniques I wish I knew sooner. When I was a teenager, I was knitting sweaters to wear to school, and it always bothered me … Blocking in Three Simple Steps Read More »
Blocking. It remains a subject of discussion! Some find it superfluous. Others see the benefits but are afraid to ruin their yarns in the process. Don’t worry, each yarn can be blocked by using one of various methods. I always block religiously, as it feels like the final step of finishing a crochet piece. It …
Wet blocking is a foreign concept to most knitters and crocheters. In all honestly, you can go your whole maker life without blocking any of your projects. But, just like weaving in ends, blocking is a crucial finishing step to take your projects to the next level. Watch this video and see how to block […]
Learn everything you about how to block knitting in this article from the knitscene Handmade 2016 issue! In 7 easy steps, you'll be blocking knitting like a pro and create beautiful finished knits! This expert, resource guide from Interweave includes finishing techniques, steam blocking, and other helpful information!
This may be blasphemous to say, but I feel a strong conviction that there are several occasions blocking your finished knitting is a bad idea. It Fits Perfect The Way It Is Maybe your swatch failed you. Maybe you just didn’t swatch. Or, maybe you didn’t soak your swatch and patiently wait for it to […]