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Posts Tagged ‘blocking wires’

See? I told you I was excited to finish and block this shawl! The real moment of truth is yet to come, when it’s dry and I get to feel how soft, drapey and luxurious the Sundara Silky Merino turns out. But stretching the fabric out to see the design in its entirety is always [...]


Ahh, the magic of blocking. I could not be happier with Catenary’s transformation! All the weird lumpiness from the short rows is gone, showing just a gorgeously curved shawl shape and all the lace detail in the edging. The overall size grew a LOT– I forgot to measure but you can get a sense of [...]

hanami blocking

I hope you will forgive me– I have to admit that my Hanami stole has been finished long enough for me to wear it twice, and I haven’t even shown you the pictures yet! This is inexcusable blogging behavior I know, but I’m hoping you will forget all about it when you see how beautifully [...]




I have lots of progress on Hanami to show you! I have left the repetitive basket weave section behind and am working my way down the organic “falling blossoms” section. There was a lot of mostly stockinette in the middle there to help things move fast, and now the seemingly random- but steadily increasing in [...]