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Old 01-18-2007, 06:53 PM   #1
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Blocking a mitered square...
I'm knitting the mitered square blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting, and it says to lightly block my squares. But it doesn't say to what dimentions. Is there a rule of thumb when blocking without specific measurements? If I know my gauge, can I figure it out from there? Can you tell that I've never blocked something before? It's rather intimidating!
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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The pattern should tell you what the final dimensions are supposed to be.
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:02 PM   #3
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That's what I thought! The only thing it says about size is the gauge and how many blocks to make. If I just block them all to the same size without distorting the knitting will it piece together ok? Ugh. Maybe I should have just stuck to scarves!
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Old 01-20-2007, 02:11 AM   #4
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Block to the gauge specified, if you want to match the book. So if they said gauge=8 spi, and each square were 32 stitches wide, you'd block a square to 4 inches.
Or you could block to the gauge that you think makes the stitches look best.
Or you could block to the size that would give you a finished blanket of your desired size.
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