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Old 12-14-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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Does it block too? Or does the water just evaporate right off the fibers as if nothing happened? Acrylic is plastic right?

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Old 12-14-2005, 02:55 PM   #2
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I think that you can attempt to block it but it probably won't stay in its blocked state.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:30 PM   #3
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Is there any way to make it keep its shape?
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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I've read that most acrylics don't require blocking. If you like the shape it has when you've finished knitting it, then don't block.
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Old 12-14-2005, 04:24 PM   #5
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I've tried wet blocking (no steam) acrylic, but to no avail. What is the garment? If it's a sweater, then you might be happy with it when you seam it anyway. If it's a scarf, you may want to try blocking. :D
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:07 PM   #6
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Generally people find that acrylic is nicer after a run through the wash. It redistributes the tension in the piece so that it's more even. This is bit helpful if things aren't quite the shape you want.
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:27 PM   #7
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Acrylic doesn't block. When you put it in the washer it stretches, when you dry it, it goes back to its original size. Like Aidan said, it may make it look nicer.
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:42 PM   #8
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When I use acrylic and I have the stockinete stich curly edge syndrome on something like a scarf I just submerge that sucker in water for like a half an hour then take it hour and wring out in a towel then lay it flat on something like a towel and pin it down and keep ith that way till it dries. Its not perfect but it doesn't curl so much. I use this method with TLC kinds of acrylic. Other kinds of acrylic may act differently. :thinking:
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