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Old 03-06-2009, 09:34 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Lieuvena View Post
It's beautiful! You can def. see the difference between the two. It gives me hope for the hat I'm knitting as part of the March KAL! It's my first stranded knitting and it's looking a bit "rough". Plus, I've never really blocked anything since I've mostly knit with acrylics, so your info was very helpful.
Thank you! For Fair Isle/stranded knitting it definitely makes a huge difference, that's why i decided to share. With acrylic you can usually wash and dry in the machine and it's enough to make the garment look better, but with wool blocking is really the thing.

Originally Posted by sorifes View Post
I never did the blocking before because I didn't think it was that important but now I see the ways of how important it is. I think I shall do that with my kids mittens so they stay the size I knitted them. (they're wool and the last pair shrank a LOT)
Blocking helps wool to even out, that stitches become more straight and even and the whole appearance is better looking.
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