Blocking question

I’m knitting my first sweater and it’s time to block the pieces. I’ve never knitted anything that needs blocked before. In the book the pattern is in it says to block each of the pieces then sew it together, but in another book it says to sew it together and then block the piece as a whole. How do you guys usually do it?

never tried it before but I imagine you could do it just as easily. I would do sew together first, then block, just to be sure the finished shape is correct.

I ususally put it together first. This way when you block it it will block as a sweater, rather than having to block it again.

If it’s acrylic, I wouldn’t bother blocking it at all, to be honest. If it’s wool, then it will block to where you want it.