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meganyrm 02-24-2008 01:44 PM

will blocking make a sweater bigger?
hi there,

i've read a lot of threads about using blocking to make sweaters that are too big smaller, but i'm wondering about blocking a sweater to make it bigger (i haven't sewn it together yet). the arms of the sweater are long enough, but a bit tight (they need to be wider, i guess). the front and back also turned out a bit tight and a bit short. is it possible to stretch them out and down during blocking? it's made of 85% wool, 15% mohair.

i am an extremely lazy knitter (this sweater is 3 years in the making), but more importantly i'm out of wool (in fact, i suspect i don't even have enough for the seams, sigh) so cutting and knitting more is out of the question...

suzeeq 02-24-2008 02:41 PM

It may grow somewhat larger during blocking, it depends how much bigger you need it to be. With the sleeves, be careful - when you pull to block wider, the length may shorten so you would have to block both directions.

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