I just finished knitting my son’s baby blanket and it looks amazing. I am going to be washing and drying it tomorrow.
It is a striped blanket and I changed colours always on the same side, so that side is naturally thicker/bulkier from weaving in ends and holding the yarn double for a couple stitches while switching colours.
I do not mind the extra thickness, but RIGHT on the edge where the stripes meet the border it is a little bunchy. If I was using only cotton I would just iron over it. But Comfy yarn is 25% acrylic and 75% cotton so don’t think I can do that.
Any suggestions on how I can help reduce the bunchiness? Maybe blocking it with blocking wires and spraying it damp and just let it sit for a day to loosen up the stitches, and/or placing a towel over it and pressing gently with the iron?
I’ve only blocked 3 things before and that was a couple years ago and were either wool or cotton, not an acrylic blend, so not sure if I can do anything or not.
Thanks for any suggestions.