View Full Version : How to block a scarf
05-19-2007, 09:30 PM
I just finished knitting a ribbed scarf out of Rowan Yarn Cashsoft which is extra fine merino wool, cashmere and microfiber.
I need to block it to even out a few wonky stitches, but I don't want to pill the yarn (which I found out after I purchased it that it is prone to do). I don't really want to change the overall size of the scarf either.
So.....what is the best way?:shrug:
05-19-2007, 09:38 PM
Here's how I block:
-soak the object in warm water for 5 minutes. I use wool wash, but you don't have to.
-place the item on a towel, and press out the excess water (NEVER WRING, OR AGITATE, AS THIS CAUSES FELTING!)
-Pin out the item to desired dimensions and leave it until dry.
The soaking and blocking will naturally even out any messy stitches. I hope that helps!
Edit- If you don't want to change the size, just follow the steps, but don't stretch it when you go to pin it out. You will still need to pin, it, though.
05-20-2007, 09:50 AM
I don't have a blocking board yet, so what do I pin the scarf to?
This scarf is for my brother for Christmas. He is a rather particular man, and I don't want him looking down on handmade items. I spent toooo much on the yarn and don't want to ruin it!!!
Thanks for your help!!
05-20-2007, 11:42 AM
I actually don't have a blocking board either. I put a large towel on the carpet and then pin it out. You can also pin it out on your bed.