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    I've just finished knitting a little shrug type cardi for summer but it is a bit shapeless at the mo, and the borders on the sides turn back on themselves iyswim

    I know I need to block it...but I learnt all I know from my mum and she never blocked a thing so I am a total novice...

    if you block - could you share some wisdom with me please?

    thanks very much
    AnnieB

    http://overmilkwood.blogspot.com

  • #2
    Hi AnnieB

    There are different methods of blocking for different yarns and projects. The best advice I can give is check out these sites from a google search and decide which is best for your shrug.

    You'll have to let us see pictures when it's done
    Life's not a race, do take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

    Sue

    Bags Embroidery & Knitting

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    • #3
      thanks Sue

      now why didn't I think of that!
      AnnieB

      http://overmilkwood.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        It depends on the yarn you have used too. For a pure wool if you lay out the garment on a flat surface you can use a reasonably high temp with your iron, a steam iron gives very good results afterwhich it can be left to rest. Acrylic can also be steamed but on very low temp. Try a tension piece first though.

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