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Old 05-18-2006, 01:15 PM   #2
Turning the Heel
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I want to preface my reply with a note that I am a new knitter, although every second I am not at work , I am knitting!

I just blocked some sleeves (I knitted them first and wanted to see the post-blocking result) that are 100% acrylic (it is the yarn the pattern called for, ultra soft, and I am still leary of swadling myself in wool that I am still warming up to against my baby soft skin).

First, I wetted a towel and layed it on the ironing board. Then, I layed out the sleeves and pinned them into shape/size. Next, I layed another damp towel over the whole mess and left it over night. The next morning, I had PERFECT sleeves--flat as a pancake.

Maybe my technique will work for you! :D
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