wondering if a dowel or fat marker/sharpie would perform the same function? just something about thumb-size...
"What do you mean the kids knitting class doesn't allow for late 30s beginning learners?!?"
Apprentice Raconteur, Netflix addict, Not-So-New-Knitter
OTK: 10-stitch blanket that i'm not liking, modified arrowhead pattern scarf/cowl that i'm also not liking, more almost lost wash cloths, and SOCKS SoCkS sOcKs for the first time. and now 2nd time. and now 3rd time...
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I block most everything I knit, not that I love the process but because I always like the look of the knitted item after it is blocked. Blocking will hide any imperfections, smooth out your stitches, flatten curling edges and help keep the item the measurements that you intended.
There are two types of blocking: Wet Blocking and Steam Blocking. In the near future I will write a more indepth post on the two different types of blocking, but for now I will show you how I blocked my gloves. If you are totally satisfied with your gloves; I mean they look awesome, you have no stitch imperfections and you want to wear them today, donít block themÖ put them on and go out. The world is not going to end if you donít block these gloves.
I used Wet Blocking to block my gloves.
Materials you will need:
A bowl or sink
Flat padded surface
Rust proof pins
1. Fill the bowl or sink with cool water. Submerge your gloves in the water. Saturate the gloves with the water, but do not wring or twist them. With this done, drain the water and gently press any excess water from the gloves.
2. Without stretching your gloves lay them on a clean dry towel. Roll them up in the towel and gently press on the towel to absorb more water. Unroll the towel and proceed to step 3.
3. Lay the gloves on a flat padded surface. I use gingham fabric placed over my ironing board to block my smaller pieces. I like the gingham fabric because I can use the little blocks to help me pin the piece down straight. With rust proof pins pin the gloves to the padded surface. You can eye ball it or use a measuring tape to make sure the gloves are the same length and width.
4. Allow the gloves to completely dry, unpin them and show off your awesome work.