|A Laundry Maid Ironing, Henry Robert Morland, imported from tate.org.uk|
My collection of blocking tools this week include items I picked up at Knit Wit in Portland, but chances are your LYS has similar items in stock.
|Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers|
|Blocking wires and T pins.|
|Sock blockers from Knit Picks|
|Blocking wires doing the trick to open up sticthes of mohair aand art yarn.|
- Fill a large basin with warm water.
- Add a capful of wool wash, such as Soak or Eucalan.
- Push the knitting into the water, squeezing out the air bubbles.
- Leave garment to soak for twenty to thirty minutes.
- Pour water out of basin or drain sink.
- Using a towel, lay the knitting out, roll towel up and squeeze excess water out.
- Use a dry towel, spread it out over blocking mats.
- Place knitting on towel. Press and smooth but do not stretch the garment.
- Using the schematic from your pattern, lay the knitting out to match the measurements.
- Anchor the knitting with blocking pins.
- If you are using blocking wires, use the tip of the wire to pick up stitches on the selvedge edge.
- Spread the knitting and wires and use T pins to anchor.
- Leave your knitting to dry, a fan can speed up this process.
Craftsy blog: Blocking, a Knitting Tutorial
Purl Bee: Blocking
Can you share a tip or trick on blocking?