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Old 05-07-2007, 10:18 AM   #1
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Blocking Advice for Newbie?
The only things I've blocked are dog sweaters :D...........and I'm almost done with my shawl.......I've heard you need special pins for blocking?!? Is that true? I didn't use pins for the dog sweaters, just layed them down really flat on the counter, and it was acrylic, not wool.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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check Eunny Jang's blog entry for blocking tips- I use this guide often.

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/0...amadeus_1.html

I use pins when something has to be blocked to a certain measurement, like sweater pieces. If I'm blocking just to even out stiches, I don't always use them.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:38 PM   #3
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THanks! Looks like a great resource, added a link to my blog so I don't forget it.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:34 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by marykz
check Eunny Jang's blog entry for blocking tips- I use this guide often.

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/0...amadeus_1.html
This really is a good site! I HATE blocking...and my stuff has been coming out scalloped, but I'm going to use these tips in the future. Who knows, my washcloths might actually turn out square!
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