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Old 02-21-2007, 01:40 PM   #1
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sweater boards?
are they worth it?
or are they just a distraction from yarn?
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:27 PM   #2
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What's a sweater board?
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:17 PM   #3
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a blocking board, sorry.
like this:
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:32 PM   #4
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aha! That's what I thought you might have been talking about but I wasn't sure....

I have a few friends in my snb that really use theirs a lot--I've thought of buying one but then I don't block that much and when I do it's usually a scarf or something that my ironing board works best for b/c of it's length...
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Old 02-21-2007, 04:59 PM   #5
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i made a blocking board out of a piece of wood, glued thick styrofoam to it and covered it in canvas - gotta love the staple gun. i made it for about $10-15, whereas the blocking board costs a lot more. and i was able to make it as big as i needed/wanted.

if you make a lot of sweaters, then it's definitely worth having a blocking board of some type, but ask yourself how much you really want to spend on it before buying one.
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:56 PM   #6
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I have been...
so yours is without the grid on it - and you don't miss it?
(I am wondering how useful that part is, exactly.)
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:46 PM   #7
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mine is without a grid, at the moment, but when i pull it out for my next sweater, i'm planning on using a sharpie to make 1" hashmarks along the edges. i am a slave to my measuring tape, even if i had lines, i'd measure. so i'm guessing i don't miss it, but then again, i've never had it.
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I've never blocked yet...

but I had to say that I wonder if using a Fabric Marker would be a better idea than a Sharpie for marking the home made board.

And I love that idea. I will have to try that when I get to a project that requires blocking.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:28 PM   #9
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I believe that Hancock fabrics sells a fabric with a one inch grid on it for just this kind of use. I think I last saw it where they keep interfacing and stiffening fabrics for crafts, etc.
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