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katiebug081504 01-13-2007 05:33 PM

I have a pattern that says to block with steam at the end since I am using stockinette. However, I used a different yarn - one that is 98% wool and 2% metal. The material is hand washable if that helps? Any advice on which blocking route to go?

hunterjenn 01-13-2007 08:57 PM

I'd be nervous about steam on metal...I would probably suggest soaking, squeezing out gently but thoroughly, and then laying flat. If it's OK to hand wash, then that shouldn't cause a problem. I usually use my ironing board when I lay it out, since I can stick pins in the cover pad, and there are vent holes in the bottom of the metal board.

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