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Friday, May 13, 2011

Blocked And Ready

Here's my Radian Yoke by Wendy Bernard all done. It needed blocking because there were some stitch irregularities - especially when I was working stockinette flat. My purl stitch is definitely looser than my knit stitch.

The yarn is Classic Elite Firefly, a Linen blend. In preparation for blocking it, I did some research on blocking Linen and Linen blends. Cold water was the way to go. For some reason I decided to read the instructions on the wool wash bottle. It said to let the garment soak for a minimum of 30 minutes. I have never soaked anything for more than 3 minutes so that was news to me.
I decided to do just that. I have to say, it definitely made a difference. The blocked stitches look much more uniform and defined. Live and learn.


Ann said...

What is this "reading instructions" activity you speak of?

Pretty top. Which color is more true?

CleaStagnitti said...

I love it! I've always admired her patterns. Is it for you? I'd love to see a photo of it modeled.