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Old 04-21-2009, 09:17 PM   #21
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DRY and READY TO SEAM!
Full bath/rinse blocking really really really improved the st stitches!

Here she is, ready for seaming!


By comparison, look at how wonky the stitches were before blocking:

All the wonkiness is gone!
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:26 AM   #22
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@Artlady, Can plse u tell me how u hve block it by rinsing, by hand or washing machine or any other means bcoz actually i am knitting a jacket of black color for my son...thnks
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I hand wash 'the pieces' in cool water. Then rinse in cool water. I use
UNICORN FIBER WASH & RINSE, but Eucalan is good, too.

Gently squeeze out the excess water (no twisting), then pat/press again between thirsty bath towels (with no fabric softener).
Then lay pieces out on blocking board, pat into shape, pin sides into shape, if necessary. Sometimes I also use long blocking wires on the long straight edges, too.

All blocking BEFORE seaming.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:42 PM   #24
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That sweater is absolutely gorgeous!!!
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