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Old 05-19-2007, 09:30 PM   #1
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How to block a scarf
I just finished knitting a ribbed scarf out of Rowan Yarn Cashsoft which is extra fine merino wool, cashmere and microfiber.

I need to block it to even out a few wonky stitches, but I don't want to pill the yarn (which I found out after I purchased it that it is prone to do). I don't really want to change the overall size of the scarf either.

So.....what is the best way?
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:38 PM   #2
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Here's how I block:

-soak the object in warm water for 5 minutes. I use wool wash, but you don't have to.

-place the item on a towel, and press out the excess water (NEVER WRING, OR AGITATE, AS THIS CAUSES FELTING!)

-Pin out the item to desired dimensions and leave it until dry.


The soaking and blocking will naturally even out any messy stitches. I hope that helps!

Edit- If you don't want to change the size, just follow the steps, but don't stretch it when you go to pin it out. You will still need to pin, it, though.
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I don't have a blocking board yet, so what do I pin the scarf to?

This scarf is for my brother for Christmas. He is a rather particular man, and I don't want him looking down on handmade items. I spent toooo much on the yarn and don't want to ruin it!!!

Thanks for your help!!
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I actually don't have a blocking board either. I put a large towel on the carpet and then pin it out. You can also pin it out on your bed.
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