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Old 02-13-2008, 11:11 PM   #1
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Help, I'm about to finish a Lady Eleanor wrap...
and I've never done much blocking. If I block it, how much longer will it grow to be? (I'm using Patons SWS) I'm trying to decide whether to continue knitting and make it a little longer, or if after blocking, whether it may be too long. Any input appreciated!
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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You could block what you have now and compare before and after measurements...
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
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The thought of that scares me LOL. Block it before it's finished???
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:24 PM   #4
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Sure, I've heard of it. Either leave it on a circular needle, or move it to waste yarn... probably leave it on the needle. And block the rest of it, maybe not the inch or so just below the needle.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:26 PM   #5
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Call me chicken......

Bawk, bawk, bawk LOL
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:36 PM   #6
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Me too. I've never really blocked anything. Mostly because it's all been acrylic. There's a couple scarves I ought to block, one of them in entrelac, but leaving them on a chair or sofa back where the cats can sit on them flattens them out nicely....
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:47 PM   #7
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Hmmm......cat blocking, two housecats and four porch cats, perhaps I should give that method further thought LOL.

This is just one of the biggest projects I've (nearly) completed and I guess I'm gun shy! (and chicken )
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:55 PM   #8
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I made a Danica entrelac scarf out of SWS, and it grew a lot. Like way more than one foot, closer to two. From about 5 feet to about 6 1/2ish. So, if you're close to the length you want, I'd stop.
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:31 AM   #9
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This is just under 4 skeins of SWS in the danica pattern (the rest was used to add the Lady Eleanor fringe.) It is 72 inches long I think (it may even be longer. I don't remember how long that board it is on actually is) and 8 inches wide. It grows a LOT, especially in the entrelac pattern because you do flatten it out some.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:37 AM   #10
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I think it may be time for me to stop LOL
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