Interweave Yarn Hacks: Blocking Mats

Blocking mats are a pretty essential tool in the knitting and crochet toolbox. You can get away without one for a little while, but that won’t last long if you enjoy making sweaters, lace projects, or basically an infinite number of other things that should be blocked in order to get the best finished object. […]

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Anyone can learn to knit. Most people learn the knit stitch first, and then the purl stitch. Then they might learn how to cast on and bind off, increase and decrease, cable and seed stitch, and other types of knitting techniques and stitches. All of these things are knitting techniques, and knitters are constantly learning. […]

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Learn how to block knitting and take your knitting from good to great and get a polished finished look. It evens out your stitches, relaxes the yarn, and lets you adjust sizing. There are several ways to block your knitting; choose one that’s appropriate to your project. You’ll be amazed at what your knitwear looks […]

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After years of blocking knitting and crocheting on kitchen counters, floors, and dryer tops, I finally broke down one day and bought an Official Blocking Board. All that time, I’d been telling myself that I didn’t need anything fancier—that is, until I started dealing with a serious lace habit. One day, I tried blocking my […]

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