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bekahdrmom
07-20-2005, 11:00 AM
Okay, I know this seems...amateur (well let's face it...I basically am an amateur). But what exactly is blocking? I've seen pics, but it just hasn't clicked for me yet.

kemp
07-20-2005, 11:34 AM
HERE (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/FEATdiyknitter.html) is a good article about it from knitty.com.

bekahdrmom
07-20-2005, 12:09 PM
Ahh, thanks for that! I think I got it now. Actually, I'm working on a Big Net scarf/shawl in stockinette stitch and the article says blocking will help reduce the curling. Do you think I could block the Big Net using the spritz method?

kemp
07-20-2005, 03:52 PM
:thinking: What is the fiber content of the yarn?

bekahdrmom
07-20-2005, 04:21 PM
Here (http://www.straw.com/cpy/cpyyarns.html) is the link for the yarn I'm using (see the first one-Big Net). Whaddya think?

kemp
07-21-2005, 10:18 AM
wow that yarn is so fun! I just used a trendsetter yarn that was 35% wool, 25% poly and 30% acrylic...similar to yours. I used the steam method on it and it worked fine. I just set the iron to steam and hovered it above the item. Of course, mine wasn't curling that much to start with though. I think I would try that first because its the easiest, then you could always switch to a more heavy duty method it you need to.

bekahdrmom
07-21-2005, 11:12 AM
Okay, thanks a lot! I'll try that first and let you know how it comes out:)