Tag Archives: shawl

Blocking

28 Jan

Finished is better than Perfect.

When knitting a shawl the final task is blocking.  This involves soaking the shawl and then stretching it out to dry.  It allows the work to relax into shape and for any lacework to open up.  These photos show the benefit of blocking, this shawl has ‘grown’ to almost twice the size it was straight off the needles.

©2017 Cathy Craig©2017 Cathy Craig

Finished Really is Better……

4 Mar

I’ve a friend getting married later this month.  Unfortunately it clashes with our DD 21st and our cruise – tough to be in such high demand :).  Hopefully, she will like the following gift, at least I know she will like the colour.

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