I just finished knitting a very basic baby blanket for my nephew. I just knitted 7 x 7 square colors and sewed them together. Should I wash the blanket before I send it to her? Honestly, I'm scared it will fall apart lol I just don't want the edges to curl on her, but I did not do any stockinette stitches in it, just plain knitting.
OK, so think about this -- your sister/SIL is going to wash the blanket eventually. Maybe not in the first week but soon. Do you want her to do the first machine washing and then the the blanket falls apart?? I'd machine wash it first to make sure it won't fall apart on her!!
Do you still have the yarn label? Does it say it's machine washable? Likely is if it's mostly acrylic.
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.
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I washed the blanket. The blocks themselves were fine, but there are a lot of holes in between where I sewed the blocks together. I must not have weaved the ends in tight enough. The blocks themselves were fine though. At first glance I wanted to cry with all the holes I saw, but after a more careful inspection it isn't as bad.
I sewed those things together tight too. I'm surprised there are so many holes :( I'm going to patch it up and hope that it will stay for when she washes it again. I washed and dried it on what the label said for the yarn.