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chanters 12-14-2005 02:40 PM

100% acrylic
Does it block too? Or does the water just evaporate right off the fibers as if nothing happened? Acrylic is plastic right?


knitqueen 12-14-2005 02:55 PM

I think that you can attempt to block it but it probably won't stay in its blocked state.

chanters 12-14-2005 03:30 PM

Is there any way to make it keep its shape?

foldedbird 12-14-2005 03:36 PM

I've read that most acrylics don't require blocking. If you like the shape it has when you've finished knitting it, then don't block.

kayeknit 12-14-2005 04:24 PM

I've tried wet blocking (no steam) acrylic, but to no avail. What is the garment? If it's a sweater, then you might be happy with it when you seam it anyway. If it's a scarf, you may want to try blocking. :D

AidanM 12-14-2005 08:07 PM

Generally people find that acrylic is nicer after a run through the wash. It redistributes the tension in the piece so that it's more even. This is bit helpful if things aren't quite the shape you want.

Ingrid 12-14-2005 08:27 PM

Acrylic doesn't block. When you put it in the washer it stretches, when you dry it, it goes back to its original size. Like Aidan said, it may make it look nicer.

feministmama 12-14-2005 08:42 PM

When I use acrylic and I have the stockinete stich curly edge syndrome on something like a scarf I just submerge that sucker in water for like a half an hour then take it hour and wring out in a towel then lay it flat on something like a towel and pin it down and keep ith that way till it dries. Its not perfect but it doesn't curl so much. I use this method with TLC kinds of acrylic. Other kinds of acrylic may act differently. :thinking:

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