I would love to knit this shawlhttp://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/PATTcolonnade.php
The end of the pattern says to weave in ends and block. What is blocking please and how do I do it?
Blocking helps un-scrunch your stitches and is especially helpful for lace. Some yarns, like acrylic, don't block as well as others and probably won't hold the blocking. Acrylic can be blocked, but many of us just toss it in the washer and sometimes the dryer. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/FEATdiyknitter.htmlhttp://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/03/why-block-hand-knits-heres-why-and-how.htmlhttp://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/05/block_me_amadeus_1.html
Wow, I would never have guessed that! I thought it was a kind of stitch (a quick google search turned up articles about blocking pins and wires).
Thanks a million and happy new year!