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Old 08-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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To block or not to block
I'm just wondering if there is ANY point at all in blocking a 100% Organic Cotton that is both machine washer and dryer friendly? I want to make a bra I found but the person says to block the cotton yarn. Is there any point in doing this since a bra is something that has to be washed?
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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A bra? As in something you wear under clothing like a regular bra? If that's the case I probably wouldn't block it unless you needed to smooth the fabric.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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Can you link to the pattern? I'm with Jan on the blocking.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
A bra? As in something you wear under clothing like a regular bra? If that's the case I probably wouldn't block it unless you needed to smooth the fabric.
Yes ma'am that's correct... A bra. I'm very confused because it's cotton and a bra.. i'll try finding the direct link, i know i found it on Knitty.com and it's called 1930.
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Can you link to the pattern? I'm with Jan on the blocking.
knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/PATT1930.html
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #6
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Now I see it I remember coming across it before. I see no point in blocking it if you are going to wear it since it will machine wash and dry. If you want a photo shoot to show it to best advantage, maybe.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:53 PM   #7
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Oh, now that is so cool!

I'd agree with GG & Jan, block only for a photo. If you're going to wear it, I'd recommend a different type of bias tape than satin, which may not wash well. But your mileage may vary!
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Gosh, I'm a big fan of blocking (a blockhead?). It helps line up the sts and tells them where you'd like them to be. If you're going to take the time to knit this very pretty set, then why not do the finishing step?
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Thank you for all who helped. I don't think I'll block it though since i've never blocked anything before, don't want to screw it up and the only person who will see it in it's entirety will be my husband... I still don't know where to find Bias tape of any kind, I searched Joann's but that was a no. Does anybody have any ideas where to get it? Oh and also does anyone know where to buy Underwires for a DD?
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Gosh, I'm a big fan of blocking (a blockhead?). It helps line up the sts and tells them where you'd like them to be. If you're going to take the time to knit this very pretty set, then why not do the finishing step?
Wouldn't it be pointless to block since it's washable? Having never blocked before, I would think it would loose the shape you put it in once you washed it and since I intend to wear it it seems doubly pointless, to me at least since i'll wash and re wash. I'm not saying blocking is pointless itself, just seems that was for this.
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