View Full Version : Malabrigo wet blocking?

01-08-2008, 03:14 PM
Hey all! I know lots of you have used Malabrigo. I've had some in the stash for a while and I'm just now getting ready to use it. I'm being lazy with the swatch (as usual :teehee: ) so I'm wondering how much it stretches. If you've wet blocked your malabrigo how much would you say it grows? None, 10% etc. any pictures that will help?

01-09-2008, 03:42 PM
I just washed a couple of Mmmm scarves, and since they had cables, they got wider, as would any wool. I wouldn't say it stretched a LOT, though.

Not much help, I know.

Lady Violet
01-09-2008, 08:36 PM
i blocked a rainy day scarf and couldn't tell a difference. i'll be blocking a pair of dashings as soon as i finish it. i'll let you know how it goes.

01-10-2008, 12:02 PM
Thanks for the info! I ended up with a rather large "swatch" the whole front left panel. I just soaked and pinned it out and I agree...it doesn't stretch a lot...but I think enough to make up for me making the smaller size in anticipation of the wet block.

01-11-2008, 01:13 AM
I made a shrug for my sister with mmmalabrigo and it didn't stretch much after blocking. But, I did the smallest size taking into consideration it will stretch a bit in use.