January 25, 2007 in Uncategorized
Ok, honestly, I’ve never blocked anything. This hat is my 5th knitted item ever. So how do I block it once I’m done. What is the process? – Rachel
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January 25, 2007 at 6:54 am
Congrats! Can’t wait to see the picture! To block it, just get it wet (I usually go for damp, not wringing wet) and either shape it and leave it to dry on a flat surface, or shape it around and leave it to dry on something round and the right size. (Mixing bowl, ball… balloon?)
January 25, 2007 at 9:19 am
I have had success with my colorwork projects by giving them a good soak. It really evens things out.
I fill a large bowl with luke warm water and a small amount of wool wash. I soak the item for about 10 – 15 minutes. When I pull it out of it’s “bath” I gently squeeze the water out, then roll it in a towel and step on it. This gets out much of the water. For hats, I use a head form for drying ($5 styrofoam one from the craft store – it’s a little spooky but it works!). Or, like figdet says, just use something that is shaped like a head. Even some plastic bags stuffed inside works.
Can’t wait to see your finished hat!
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