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Old 10-02-2006, 08:30 PM   #1
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Is it possible to block superwash?
I'm knitting a baby sweater and i was wondering if it's possible to block superwash. The bottom is curling up and I'm hoping blocking will fix it.

Another concern though. The sweater is a gift for my Sister (she's pregnant). What will she have to do when she washes it? Just lie flat to dry? Will that keep it from curling?
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:04 PM   #2
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I just blocked some superwash. It wasn't curling as much as yours, but it did flatten out. I just sprayed it with water and pinned it, but I imagine you could steam it or immerse it in water and squeeze out then shape.
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When you wash superwash wool, especially for the first time, it will relax considerably. After that, just wash and lay flat.
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