Even when we are extra careful to make our projects neat, the knitted fabric is never perfectly even right after we finish our hats, socks, mittens and sweaters (or whatever else we are making).
Some stitches are often a little bit bigger than the rest of the stitches and that gives the fabric a slightly messy look.
This small imperfection is easily fixed by blocking, but we need at least 24 hours to properly block a knitted project.
What if we don’t have that much time or simply don’t want to wait that long? If you’ve ever finished a knitted gift hours before you have to present it, or if you’ve ever wanted to put a new sweater on right after you bound off stitches, you’ll know what I mean 🙂
In these and other “emergency” cases, we can use dry blocking to make our knits if not perfect, but at least considerably better looking.
All it takes is a few minutes and three simple steps.
This method works for any fibre and any stitch pattern, but the result is not as good as the one we get with wet blocking. So if you have the time, it is always better to block your knitted creation with water or steam, especially if your project is worked in a lacy pattern.
The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #5. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (336 pages!) with this and 46 other tutorials included in the collection.
You will also receive three knitting patterns as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊
If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:
“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book
Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.
“Neat Side Edges” Book
Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.
Dealing with Unfinished Projects
Dictionary of Knitting Symbols and Abbreviations – E-Book
Eastern (Russian) Knitting Simplified
How to Shape Neckline Without Binding Off Stitches – E-Book