posted by Jessie at 6:59 PM
Full-on wet blocking scares me and I don't have a blocking board, so I compromised with what I had on hand: I laid down one clean, oversized bath towel over my carpet, pinned down the individual cardigan pieces to the desired measurements using sewing pins, and then laid down a wet towel on top of the knit pieces. I let everything sit overnight, then took the damp towel off and waited for the pieces to dry completely before unpinning and seaming. The wool settled pretty nicely this way--I think the weight of the wet towel really helped smooth out my stitches. Good luck!
I used steam blocking...wet a tea towel and put that over the knit pieces and then used an iron to make it "steam". It smoothed out all the stitches very nicely and was very quick too.
i wet blocked, and yes, i do have regrets! i posted a few days ago about how stretched out my ribby is. so now i'm going to reblock, but only a spritzing, and not pin it to size - let the ribs relax a bit - and hope it turns out better!
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