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Old 10-12-2007, 07:50 AM   #1
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Blocking?? Lots of questions???
Working on my IK Titled Duster.

Have back, left and right fronts done. Going to work on the sleeves next.

After the sleeves are done you sew together the back and the two fronts at the sides and shoulders, then pick up stitches for the "skirt".

Do I block the back and the two fronts before I sew them together? I got the "Knitters Guide to Finishing Techniques" book and it says to block before and after seaming.

How *do* you block something? Those blocking boards are way I need one?

mama to 3
On needles:
Maeve Kit mittens
Feather and Fan Shawl

Maeve kit hat
Vivian Hoxbro Nisse doll for DD
Thuja socks for DH
IK Tilted Duster
Touch of Whimsy scarf (MMM pigeon)
Fiber Trends Gelato Bag (Lion Brand wool Rose)

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Old 10-12-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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I'm not an expert at blocking in the least, but heres a pretty good article on blocking...

It gives some alternatives to a blocking board, and also tells you how you can make one yourself if you want to

Hope that helps
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