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Old 12-06-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
tarrentella
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It isnt always necassary to block 9the wtting and drying) a swatch, particularly for somthing like a pillow ase where fit and size aren't uber important. I often do swatches which i don't block that i don't cut the yarn for and can then unravel and re-use.

If you do unravel a blocked swatch, you can re-knit with it, but you might find that it has a lot of kinks in it and is difficult to work with without giving it a chance to relax, which can be done in a few ways such as by hanging it straight with a small weight on, wrapping it loosely back into the skein or dampening and drying straight and flat (re-blocking it).
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