How to block an Irish Hiking Scarf

Hi! I am just about finished with my Dad’s present- an Irish Hiking Scarf. I have never blocked anything before but I know this one needs to be blocked. How should I block it? Or should I just throw it in the washing machine and dryer? (It’s 100% acrylic.)


Double check the yarn label for care instructions, but generally, 100% acrylic is machine washable and dryable. Also as a general rule, acrylics can’t be blocked, or are very difficult to do so. Personally, I have found that acrylics often “feel” better after they’ve been washed, so that’s about all I’d do before giving it to him.