When one of my craft group asked, ‘What’s this blocking thing you talk about on your blog?’ My ‘brief’ explanation had many many points. Since I’d just finished crocheting my Eva Shawl, I decided to write a post about blocking crochet and knitting using Eva as my model. So, here’s how and why to block knitting and crochet.
Why block knitting and crochet?
Blocking has several beneficial effects on your knitting or crochet. It can:
- ‘Iron’ out uneven stitches and tension issues.
- Allow you to shape a garment the way you want it.
- Help your garment keep it’s shape over time.
- Improve the look and drape of your fabric.
- Make seaming easier