Blocking Knits 101
Beginner | 15 min 13 sec
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Block your knits is a must-do step to lend polish to your finished project and prepare items for gifting. Expert knitter and pattern designer Faith Hale walks you through her favorite tools and essential items that make blocking a breeze. Know when to use pins, wires, or nothing at all, ideal surfaces for pinning, and the best techniques required for different fibers. You’ll see how satisfying it can be to shape your project into its ideal form.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Blocking mat or surface that can be pinned
  • Stainless steel T-pins
  • Wool wash like Eucalan brand or Soak
  • Clean light-colored towel
  • Blocking wires (optional)
  • Bowl or clean sink of warm water
  • Steam iron
Learn how to:
  • Use pins to shape drying knits
  • Use blocking wires
  • Use an iron to block
  • Determine ideal blocking for alternative fibers

What you'll get:
  • Detailed lesson how to block your knit fabrics
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Faith Hale
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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239 users recommended this class to a friend
Linda Day
I knit lots of projects so this class is very helpful for me! Thanks Faith; you explain things very clearly.
More than 3 months ago
Good instruction for beginners.
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Barbara Arguello
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