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, including tools, techniques, interpretation of those cryptic laundry symbols, and a basic tutorial on different types of fiber.
Techniques to be covered
- Yarn label washing information
- Laundry symbols
- Machine washing
- Hand washing
- Dry cleaning
- Why should you block?
- Steam blocking
- Wet blocking
- Blocking surfaces
- Blocking wires
- Woolly boards
- Aftercare (storing sweaters)
- 50 gm smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn
- US 7 (4.5 mm) circular or straight needles
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.