Newbie here! I started knitting recently and I will be finishing up a 30 x 30" baby blanket that I knit using Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. It’s my first baby blanket, so I don’t want to screw it up! I’m giving this as a gift, and I want to know how I should wash and block it when it’s completed.
Since this gift is for a newborn, and I have pets in my home, I would like to make sure the blanket is thoroughly washed before gifting. Superwash wool is also supposed to be machine washable (on cool)/tumble dryable (on low) and I want to make sure that works so there aren’t any unpleasant surprises for the giftee the first time she puts it in the wash.
So… when it’s done, what do I do first? Do I block first, then machine wash/dry, then block again? Do I wash first, then block? Do I wet block? Steam block?
Any guidance greatly appreciated!! Thank you!