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    need help - how to block?

    i finished a shawl for a friend, it needs to be blocked and I am not sure how to go about doing it. I used a stretchy yarn from feza, with some ribbon yarn in it as well.

    questions are:

    1. what do i pin the shawl to?
    2. do i wet the shawl before pinning it down?
    3. how long does it need to be blocked for?
    4. anything else i need to know?

    thanks ladies!

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    1) your bed, a vacuumed carpet, or a big sheet spread out over a carpeted floor.

    2) yes; i am not familiar with the yarn, but you usually either gently wash the item in warm water with shampoo or mild detergent, rinse in the same temperature water, and roll in a towel to soak up the excess water. you want the item to be damp, but not soggy.

    3) until it is dry

    4) that's it.

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    thanks stella!! BTW, i got my tattoo, and i went by myself, just like you recommended - you were right :)

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    i'm glad you got it! yay :)


 

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