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Old 04-22-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
hillerkim
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Setting your stitches??
Hi everyone. I'm new to the world of knitting and am totally loving it.

My question is, has anyone ever heard of using an iron to "set your stitches" so they don't stretch? I have a co-worker that had mentioned using the steam setting on the iron to set the stitches once you have your project completed but I was a bit confused. I wouldn't want to ruin all the work by using the iron. Would this be on the order of blocking? Does anyone have any idea how exactly to do this? How would you "set" a poncho for example so it wouldn't be all stretched out of shape when you finish it?

Thanks a ton! I can see that this website is going to be a great help to me! I'm so excited I found it!

Happy knitting!

Kim
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