Thread: How to block
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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Re: How to block
Originally Posted by brookenic
I'm making a couple purses. How do I know if they should be blocked and how would I do that? I looked all over KH for a video (I thought I saw one here before). Did I miss it or just see it somewhere else?~Thanks
Here's a Knitty Article that might help you out. Blocking is basically pinning the article to its intended measurements. You can wet/dampen the article before pinning or after pinning. And you should always read the care label of the yarn to give you some blocking ideas. Blocking is a finishing touch that sets and/or smoothes the stitches too.

One other note ... if I were you, I would line the purses regardless of whether you block or not. Lining it will keep the purses from stretching with age.

Hope that helps...

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