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Old 07-12-2010, 12:53 AM   #1
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I just finished knitting my son's baby blanket and it looks amazing. I am going to be washing and drying it tomorrow.

It is a striped blanket and I changed colours always on the same side, so that side is naturally thicker/bulkier from weaving in ends and holding the yarn double for a couple stitches while switching colours.

I do not mind the extra thickness, but RIGHT on the edge where the stripes meet the border it is a little bunchy. If I was using only cotton I would just iron over it. But Comfy yarn is 25% acrylic and 75% cotton so don't think I can do that.

Any suggestions on how I can help reduce the bunchiness? Maybe blocking it with blocking wires and spraying it damp and just let it sit for a day to loosen up the stitches, and/or placing a towel over it and pressing gently with the iron?

I've only blocked 3 things before and that was a couple years ago and were either wool or cotton, not an acrylic blend, so not sure if I can do anything or not.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Ususally washing and drying will help things like that and it's all the blocking you'll need to do.
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Thanks, it came out of the dryer beautiful but the one edge is still a bit bunchy. It's not ruining it or anything but I wish I could fix it.

Wish it was all just cotton so I could take an iron to it and flatten it right up. Oh well.
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I think you could iron the bunchyness out, using a press cloth. If it doesn't work, you can just wet it and fluff it up again. I LOVE KP Comfy ... especially the bulky weight, so soft !
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Well, not iron it the way you would clothes. Use a damp cloth and don't actually press the iron down on it. Piin it out first.
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