Block Party! photo
Class length
90 minutes
 
Skill level
Intermediate
 
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn
US 7 (4.5 mm) circular or straight needles
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
Swatch #1: Cast on 24 stitches. Work in k2, p2 rib until piece measures approximately 3". Bind off loosely in pattern. Cut yarn.
Swatch #2: Cast on 16 stitches. Rows 1-12: K1, [yo, p2tog, k1] to end of row. Bind off. Cut yarn.
 
Techniques to be covered
Yarn label washing information
Laundry symbols
Soaps
Machine washing
Hand washing
Dry cleaning
Why should you block?
Steam blocking
Wet blocking
Blocking surfaces
Blowing wires
Woolly boards
Aftercare (storing sweaters)

Block Party!

Class Description
How do you wash your knitting? How confident are you in your blocking skills? Participate in an eye-opening demo and a practical discussion about options for laundering and blocking your hand knits.