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Monday, September 30, 2013

Blocking


Kate Atherley just sent me an email - she has a new class going live on Wednesday. Blocking.
Blocking brings out the best in your work. With knitwear designer and author Kate Atherley as your guide, learn how blocking makes your stitchwork pop, your knitwear fit, your projects feel soft to the touch, and so much more. Kate will teach you about blocking, drying, and caring for a huge range of fibers, as well as how to protect your projects and supplies from moths and pests. Kate will even demystify using blocking wires to create perfectly straight edges, and pinning projects to form the shape and size you desire. Plus, Kate will take you step-by-step through blocking mittens, hats, lace scarves, lace shawls, one-piece and multi-piece garments for the fabulous finish they deserve.
Do you really need to block? That is the million dollar question.

Here is the Guernsey Wrap that I am knitting. You can see that the edges are not straight. And the stitches aren't lying flat. Blocking will make all the difference.
When we get a project done we want to wear it right away but a bit of blocking will make your garment look that much better. Blocking isn't hard but Kate will share many tricks with you to make it that much easier. I asked Kate what she blocks with and her preference is my preference, Soak.

Click to see all the information on the class and to sign up with your 25% discount.  

The discount won't last forever so don't delay. You can buy the class and then watch it as you have time. There are 9 sessions - Kate is going very in depth. Give your projects a professional look.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie -

I've been liking that Guernsey wrap. How difficult is it and do you have the Brooklyn Tweed yarn? If so, I might have to come and have a peek. Thx.

Kelly

Julie said...

The pattern is easy to do. Just knits and purls. I don't have the Brooklyn Tweed yarn. I am using Lorna's Laces Haymarket. Many customers have used Tosh Vintage and Tosh Pashmina Worsted. It looks fabulous in both.

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Anonymous said...

Thx. I was in this morning and chose the Portland Tweed in the purple colour. If it turns out well I might do in their grey as well.

Kelly

Julie said...

Kelly
Have fun knitting. I love Portland Tweed. And purple. Can't wait to see it.

Julie