I know that with acrylic yarn, there are basically just 2 options for how to block your knitting. Those are cold blocking and steam blocking.
Cold blocking involves no heat other than from the water used. It does mean that I have to wait until the knitting is completely dry though and that could take hours.
Steam blocking involves having an iron on its lowest setting and just hovering it over the knitting.
I do have a steam iron so I could do a hybrid of the 2(Squirting water from the iron while hovering it over the knitting).
Should I cold block or steam block my knitting? I am knitting a lace cowl and am blocking it for 2 reasons. 1 is to make the yarn overs more obvious. The other is to prevent the edge from rolling. I think I will sew using a 3 needle bind off after blocking. The 3 needle bind off will make all the stitches I knitted visible while at the same time, sewing the cowl. Of course, I could do Kitchener stitch to make it look seamless but it would also look like I had 1 row knitted on the horizontal and all the other rows knitted vertically which I am not sure I would want.
So anyway, should I cold block and wait for hours, or steam block and have it done quicker?