Blocking Your Hand Knits - Tangled Yarn

4) Lay the item flat onto a towel and carefully roll it up. Press down on the towel to squeeze out the excess water. 5) Take your knitted item and start the blocking process. 6) Before you start pinning or shaping, carefully consult your schematic for the suggested dimensions and shape of …

How to Flatten out a Curled Crochet Project | eHow

However, you can save slight curling by a procedure known as blocking. Blocking is often associated with knitting, but all it does is help shape the finished garment. Blocking will help straighten out and shape an item, even if it curls up a little.

How to Wet Block Knitted Lace | Eucalan Delicate Wash

How to Wet Block Knitted Lace July 13, 2017 July 12, 2017 / Eucalan Knitting lace can be a wonderfully satisfying challenge, but it takes a good wet blocking to see the complete transformation from a bit of crumpled up loops and stitches to the full beauty of a lace design.

Blocking Basics | Tin Can Knits

Blocking consists of wetting your knitting and laying it flat, the way you want it, to dry. When you block things like lace it can get a little more complicated but that's the gist of it. Your stitches will look smoother and more even and if you have changes in fabric (like garter to ribbing for example), it will help to even these changes out.

Blocking acrylic yarn with damp towels – Suzie Sparkles ...

Howdy folks, it's been a long time since I posted anything like a tutorial so I thought I'd share a tip on how I block my baby clothes which are knitted in acrylic yarn (this works for any synthetic yarn actually). And the good news is - it's super-duper easy. All I do is to…

tangled...: the cable baby beret...

Knit these three stitches as i-cord for a few rounds (more if you wish to knot it). Break yarn, pull through the stitches and through the cord to the inside of the hat. Weave in ends and wet block, shaping the beret flat, (block on a smooth porcelain plate if you have one the right size--this creates a really nice, smooth beret), shaping the ...

TECHknitting: Why block hand knits? Here's why (and how)!

As to the how-to, blocking could make a little book in its own right. There are as many methods to block items as there are knitters--inevitably, there are some strong opinions out there on the "right" way. Here's my own little process to get from unblocked to blocked by the full immersion (a.k.a. "wet-block") method. (For steam blocking, click ...

How to wet block your knits – DONNAROSSA

Put the piece of knitting in the basin and let the detergent work for about 15 minutes. Rinse it. After it has soaked in, drain the water and rinse the piece. After that, I already squeeze out most of the water. Absorb the remaining water. Put the towel on a flat surface and lay the wet …

How To Block a Tam or Beret – Bridget Pupillo Knitwear Design

First I wash the tam in luke warm water with a bit of gentle soap. Be sure to soak the tam thoroughly, but gently. You'll want to rinse off the soap and then squeeze out all the excess water by rolling the tam in a towel. Now it's time to block. Tams and berets look AWFUL before blocking, so this is a necessary step.

Blocking This Baby - how to finish your knitting project ...

Blocking refers to the act of soaking or washing a knitted item, and then laying and/or pinning it flat to dry. Sometimes a project, though it's completed, and knitted correctly, will not have the right shape, take a beret style hat for instance.

Blocking Knits, When and How to Block Knitwear ...

All of these blocking methods involve stretching your knitting work a bit to even out all your stitching. Wet blocking knits. For wet blocking, you'll completely submerge your newly knitted item in water. You'll want to get it completely wet and gently …

RosieBlogs: How to Block A Project

Blocking is a way of using water or steam to set the fibers of your knitting and to perfect its shape and symmetry. It expands the fibers -- especially good for ones that bloom like merino or drape, like bamboo. Blocking is handy if you're making a bulky hat, but it's absolutely crucial if you're making a lace shawl or knitting a sweater.

Blocking, A Knitting Tutorial: How to Block Your Knits ...

Hooray! You finished that sweater. But don't throw it on just yet — you have to block it first so it retains its shape as you wear it. (You don't want to end up with droopy sleeves or curled up hems later on!) Keep reading for a blocking knitting tutorial. Put simply, blocking is a technique where you wet and reshape your knitted project.

Blocking a beret

Likewise, when you've knitted something, you can wet it and then shape it to dry. Helps even out the stitches and create the right shape. A good example might be if you knit two front panels for a cardigan sweater. You'd want to block them so that they're identically shaped and sized, so that the sweater comes together properly.

Blocking Berets with Dinner Plates—it's a knitting thing ...

For the cabled beret here, that plate makes for a snug fit, but is sure spreads out the knitting nicely as it blocks. My Fair Isle hat is larger—when I first knitted and blocked it, it stretched a lot in the blocking process, but it's stranded colorwork and I wet-blocked it, so the fabric changed significantly in blocking.

Christmas Knitting and How to Block a Beret – Autumn Yarn

I tend to knit with wool and wool blend yarns because they respond so well to blocking (the shape they are given while wet remains after drying). To block a Beret or Tam o'Shanter style hat, you first need a hat to block.

How to Wet Block Crochet Afghan Squares (and Knit too ...

Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. The Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-long has everyone working in squares! And whether you're following along or not, if you've made an afghan square, you may have been left wondering why your project doesn't look picture perfect. The answer is blocking! And here's one way to do it! Before I tell you how to wet block a square, let me tell you why!

Wet Blocking a Knitted Piece - YouTube

This instructional video demonstrates how to use the wet blocking technique in order to block your finished knitted pieces.

Blocking (not a video) - knitting patterns and video tutorials

Fill the sink with cold water and about a cup of white vinegar. Soak your knitting for about a half-hour, and rinse to get out the pickle smell. You can move on to blocking while it's still wet, no prob. Step 1: Clean sink. Step 2: Fill with lukewarm water and add wool wash. I prefer the wool washes that don't require rinsing, like Eucalan ...

Super easy French Beret knitting pattern (ideal for ...

In today's tutorial, you'll learn how to knit a basic French Beret, step by step. Super easy to knit, it's a a great project for beginners. Tired of knittin...

Beret in Bee Stitch - Where I write about knitting ...

knitting in Bee Stitch for ½ inch. Decrease on Purl Round by P2Tog across round. 10 Stitches. Cut yarn, leaving a long enough tail to finish and weave in the end. Pull yarn through the remaining 8 stitches and fasten off, Weave in the ends. Wet block the beret, putting it over a 10 inch dinner plate to dry. This will make the hat the correct

How to Block Knitting | AllFreeKnitting.com

Pin to a blocking board if desired. Let the garment air dry. 2. Steam Blocking (Dry Blocking) Lay your item on a clean, dry towel on a flat surface. Place a cool wet washcloth over your item. After heating your iron to the appropriate setting for your fiber, press the iron on your washcloth for a few seconds.

How to wet block your knitting | Tin Can Knits

How to wet block your knitting. July 4, 2009. tags: blocking. by Emily Wessel. Blocking serves to relax the stitches into a more uniform and flowing fabric. With knitted lace it is almost essential, as it stretches the work open, and reveals the pattern, and once the fabric has dried, it will more or less hold the shape it was blocked out to ...

Tutorial: three ways to block your knits | Blog - Let's Knit

Wet blocking. Best for sturdy or chunky knits, this method involves submerging your knitting in water. Make sure it is wet rather than just damp, but not completely sodden, and be sure to look at the instructions on the ball band of your yarn to check the water is not too hot. Drain or tip away the water and gently squeeze out any excess moisture.

How to block knitted garments - Gathered

Step 1. You've cast off the last stitch and woven in your ends, so it's time to block. The first job is to thoroughly wet your garment. Use lukewarm water – not too hot, or you may felt the yarn, and not too cold or the water won't penetrate the fibres. A teaspoon of wool wash or shampoo added to the water helps the water to wet the ...

Blocking or Bust! Learn how to Wet Block your Knitted ...

Wet blocking is a great skill to have in your knitting tool box which ensures the longevity of your work, makes it easier to seam, and provides a wonderful p...

Adri Makes a Thing or Two: November 2013

In order to shape the beret, you can wet block it over a plate balanced on a cup. The curve of the plate opens up the lace patterning, and the cup allows the ribbed edge of the brim to shrink back so it'll stay on your head. before blocking, the lace is still a bit contracted. Beret: wet blocking …

How To Block Your Knitting, The Easy Way! | Loom Knitting ...

3. Soak your knitting for 5 to 10 minutes. 4. Gently squeeze the water out of your knitting. 5. Lay the knitting flat on a thick towel and roll the towel, gently squeezing the excess water out of the knitting. The more water you get out, the faster the knitting will dry. 6. Block using method suitable for your project.

blocking Easwas – KDD & Co

Once dry, and off the block, the hat contracts a wee bit, and fits me really well. To block a hat, I soak it in warm water for about 20 minutes, remove the excess water, then position it on the hat block. I like to fold the rib in on itself a little, so that the brim of the hat is not overstretched.

Blocking knitting with a salad spinner! | Interweave

Wet blocking and steam blocking are described in detail. The Knitter's Companion: This is a must-have resource with great blocking tutorials and knitting tips and advice. If you don't have The Knitter's Companion, get it now! Block knitting video tutorial: Watch Eunny Jang demonstrate a blocking knitting a couple different ways.

Knitting How-To: Wet Blocking Your Gauge Swatch - …

In this video I talk about getting accurate gauge in your knitting when knitting in a pattern stitch. How to block your swatch and your knitting, and why it...

How-To Block Knitting Ultimate Guide: Wet Blocking & More ...

How to Block Knitting in 7 Steps: Experiment with blocking your gauge swatch before you block an actual knitted piece. Do not rub, twist, or wring a handknit. Doing so may distort the stitches beyond correction. Before blocking knitting, weave in all loose ends; the blocking …

35 Best Knitting - Blocking ideas | knitting blocking ...

Oct 1, 2015 - Explore Randee Smith's board "Knitting - Blocking", followed by 540 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about knitting blocking, knitting, knitting techniques.

Brambles beret: Knitty Deep Fall 2010

Weave in ends and block. The body of this hat grows and achieves its shape through wet blocking. Dinner plates were used for medium-length and long hats shown. The short hat was blocked using an inflated balloon. Both methods work well.

One Skein Chunky Beret - I Like Knitting

Chunky yarn and simple lace combine for a fast, fun knit. This seamless beret features chevron lace and a star-shaped crown for the only hat you'll need this winter. Skill Level: Easy. Size: One size to fit average adult head, approx. 22-24" [56-61 cm] Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.