A Blocking Shortcut

Well, I can always count on my mom for a shortcut – just one of the things I love about her.  My mom is a doer, is always moving and if there is an easier, faster way to do something–she knows it. She doesn’t do things by the book or by the recipe; she doesn’t follow instructions.   She doesn’t worry about things being perfect!  What!?  Where did I come from? 
My mom called me after she read my blocking post –A Blocker’s Block– and offered this quick and easy blocking technique.  Not quite as effective as tpins and a large surface – but it did the job in a pinch and without much to-do.
I started here:
I spritzed with water:

I ironed: 
I finished here:

Great!  Thanks Mom.

 It worked well for the 100% cotton sweater above, and for this cowl in cotton:
  But on the soft wool blend sweater I blocked next, I had to rely on the good old fashioned t-pins . . .uhh.  I still dread blocking,

but it does work :).
Hope you all had a great weekend.
  1. Ruth

    Looks fantastic! Thanks for the tip!

  2. beki

    considering that i’m a lazy (impatient) knitter, this is my favorite way to block. your work looks great!

  3. Emily

    Hello again, Anne!

    I just wanted to let you know that I got my blog up. You can find it at


    Thank you again for being such an inspiration! I’m so excited about this!


  4. see I just use the steam I didn’t actually iron the piece. Thanks for sharing!

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