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Old 10-01-2009, 12:58 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by sandy57th View Post
It should be left for 2 more full days and nights. One common mistake with blocking is to remove it when it feels dry-- wool is very wicky, so it feels dry before it truly is so.
In the desert, you don't need 2 days

I've blocked several items successfully in a few hours up to one day (the longest was a large shawl knit in aran weight yarn). I live in Arizona, so it's a rare day when the humidity is over 10%.

I also help things along by putting a big ol' fan on the floor in front of the piece I'm blocking, and after an hour or so I move it around to a different side. Helps to lower the "local humidity" around the item I'm drying.
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