When hand crocheting or knitting, the process of tagging and pulling of yarn, leaves your project a little out of shape. Blocking is the process of aligning your project, so that it gets into its best final shape.
You only have to block once when you have completed your project, the shape will be maintained even after multiple washes.
You can skip the blocking process of your project, but blocking will help your item to pop out by loosening the tension, opening up lace stitches and bringing out the detailing in stitches.
It also brings up the shape of your item and improves the drape and softness of your project.
It is best to block your work once it is complete however; if you are working with squares, it is best to block individual blocks together before sewing them together.
There are three way which you can block your wool projects and are described below:
This is the most common way to block knitting or crochet project.
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Steam blocking is when you use steam to block your work. You can use a steamer or an iron with steam functionality.
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