Learn Better Blocking Techniques
Knitting takes time; from casting on to binding off, a project could take from two weeks to two years!
After spending all of this time and energy–not to mention the cost of the yarn!–we want our finished objects to look spectacular. Even after flawlessly seaming all of the pieces together, some finished projects still look . . . not so great, shall we say? And a garment might even be the wrong size; the sleeves are too short, collar is a little crooked. You know what I’m talking about.
Come with me and enter the world of blocking. I think of it as an essential part of the knitting process–it’s the last step in making your project look great.
It evens out your stitches, sets your size, and in some cases can even mask your mistakes. Check out the photos below to see how wet blocking works (it’s just one of the blocking methods you’ll learn in Blocking Techniques for Knitting).
Register now for Blocking Techniques for Knitting, on Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
- Learn how to choose your blocking method.
- Learn how to wet block, steam block and spray bottle block.
- Master proper use of tools such as blocking board, wires, tailors ham, seaming roll, wooly board and more.
- Explore how different fibers react differently to blocking methods.
- Discover how to avoid common blocking mistakes that can ruin your garment.
- Learn how to block unusual shapes as well as shaped garments.
Knitting instructor Shery Thies will be teaching you the ins and outs of blocking knitting, and I’ll be there, too. I hope you’ll join me!