October 29th, 2013

Tuesday’s Tip – How to Block Colorwork or Lace Mittens

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This week’s tip comes from Sara Delaney, designer of the Valley Yarns Safe Passage Hat and Mittens and Valley Yarns Frost Rime Cowl and Mitts.

When blocking mittens or fingerless mitts with color-work or lace, the stitches may need to be stretched a bit during blocking to settle into shape. Instead of just soaking your project and laying it flat to dry, you can use blocking wires (or long single point needles in a pinch!) to pull the edges evenly. This lets you block the mittens with minimal pin use and virtually no distortion to the pattern!

How to Block Colorwork or Lace Mittens

All proceeds from the sale of the Safe Passage Hat and Mittens benefit Safe Passage.

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One Response to “Tuesday’s Tip – How to Block Colorwork or Lace Mittens”

  1. Jinky Says:

    Thanks for this tut, I’m also looking for the blocking board that has has measurements built in.
    The one that is similar to the photo. All I could find are either accordion style, rolled or just lines. Thanks if you can help me out.


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