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Old 05-24-2008, 06:27 AM   #1
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How to finish / block a blanket
I am just knitting the final rows of a baby blanket that I've been making for the past 2 months.

Will I need to block the blanket or just wash it? How would I go about doing it?

Please help, I think my nephew is due to come any minute and I would like to give it to the parents as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance

PS: will I need to block the hat, booties and mittens I made for him or just wash them?
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:00 AM   #2
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Hi sugaryb, what have you knitted the items out of?

Acrylic? Wool? or a mix? I've knitted some baby items recently out of acrylic, and they were not blocked. Washed and dried flat, but not blocked really.

But it does depend on what they are knitted out of, and to be honest, how they look after you've finished/knitted them.

Hope this helps.

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I always wash baby items after completion. A gentle baby soap such as DREFT or gentle dishwashing soap (I use Palmolive Green) works well. That way item can be used right away!
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