Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The bottom band of this sweater has been bothering me; it was always creeping up. (See above) So I finally blocked it.
There are several methods for blocking. Since this yarn is 100% baby merino wool, I went for my favorite - the wet blocking method.
Soak the item in a bowl of room-temperature water for a few seconds while squeezing the sweater. Do not wring or twist. Do not use hot water. A few seconds is enough - just enough time to snap this photo. Squeeze excess water from the work, RESHAPE and lay flat to dry. A few rust-proof pins may be necessary, but my sweater behaved just fine without being stuck.
For more blocking basics, visit Interweave's tutorial here.