1to1 wrote: I have a shawl that I need to block--do you have any tips?
This was the first shawl I blocked, so I had to kind of wing it. I got it thoroughly wet and then pressed it between two towels to get out the extra water. Then I just slowly pinned it out until it looked like the picture on the pattern. (I used one of those foam floor puzzles that my kids have). I wasn't sure how much to stretch it. I ended up pulling it pretty tight but I was gentle about it. When I took out the pins, I thought it would bounce back, but amazingly it stayed exactly how I pinned it. Blocking made a huge difference - it was 40x23" before blocking and 58x34" after blocking.
Thanks for all the compliments, everyone.