Thursday, August 31, 2006

Blocking 101

OK, I have some questions about this blocking thing. I took the first sleeve of Pam off the blocking board and it slowly lost its length, although I have still netted over one inch (whew!!). The yarn is 100% merino wool and I steam blocked it.

So, a number of questions arise:

1. Is this just the way it will be due to the amount of yarn used?
2. Is this typical behavior for wool?
3. Should I have wet blocked for a more definitive blocking?
4. Can I re-block it now using the wet block method (if that is indeed the solution)?
5. Can it shrink with steam blocking? Please tell me no!

Thanks for any answers!


At 10:55 AM, Blogger Kristina said...

I don't think I can be super-helpful about this, but I have always (in my limited experience) wet blocked. I don't see why you couldn't try to reblock it using this method. But, it does seem that you may have to block all pieces using the same method. Again, I am definitely not the expert on this. Good luck!

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Laritza said...

I see you are knitting the cable pullover in VK Fall 2006. I started the neck cable decreases and find that the CR dec is different from the CL dec. One crosses 2 stitches from the border, the other one AT the border. Any ideas? or is this the way it should be?


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