Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Completed awaiting to be blocked!

I had finally finished my swallow tail shawl. So happy about it as it is the first time I knit a shawl. It took me about 1 month and a week (on and off working on it) to complete.

Here is a pix of my shawl.

Now I have to move on to block my shawl. Any one has any tips on how to block the shawl? I do not have any experience in blocking. Thanks :)


Marsha said...

You want to soak your shawl in warm, not hot water for about 20 minutes (depending on yarn) to be sure it gets completely wet. Take a large towel or folded flat sheet to an area of your home and spread it out on the floor or unused bed. You're going to pin the shawl into shape and stretch it out as you would a sweater. The pins help hold it in place as it dries and insures those points on the border. Warning!! You are going to need a lot of pins!! (Another choice is to use blocking wires if you have them.) Leave it pinned until it's dry. Unpin and enjoy!!

Melisa said...

Here's a good instruction sheet on lace blocking -

Congrats on finishing. Looks great and will look even better when you block it.