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Old 09-24-2007, 11:40 PM   #4
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It may not be and it depends on the yarn fiber. Acrylics don't block, but a wash and dry evens out the stitches the way blocking does for wools. Since most of my knitting has been acrylic, I've never done it. I have a couple wooly scarves - one in entrelac, and one lacy that probably need it. Another reason to block is to get the size you need. I always knit the size I want, so don't have a problem. I also knit at a much looser gauge (on purpose, I don't like using anything smaller than 10s) which tends to make things stretchier than a denser knit.
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