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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.

2 comments:

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.