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Old 11-10-2010, 05:21 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
It looks great on you!
Thanks Jan! The nicest part was this: although it is Blackwater Abbey Irish Wool...it didn't feel itchy next to my skin AT ALL.

Of course, I use the most extreme method of blocking for all Irish Wool: full immersion and soak in Unicorn Fiber Wash, followed by a full immersion rinse and soak in Unicorn Fiber Rinse...squeeze excess water out...roll in thirsty terry towels...and block out to shape...leave til bone dry.

This method of blocking will TAME any yarn! But totally necessary for Blackwater Abbey. And it submits to blocking so nicely, and looks more beautiful when dry! I can hardly believe its transformation.

BWA is particularly nice for cabled designs, and designs with a lot of intricate pattern stitching. It really pops those details!

It creates a very crisp cardigan. It doesn't pill, EVER.
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