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Dana's Adventures in Knitting

Sunday, July 24, 2005

The Miracle of Blocking, clearly illustrated

I just finished swatching for the Spiderweb Shawl. Instead of worsted weight, I am using some lace weight, so I swatch and block carefully. Here's the unblocked amorphus blob:Image hosted by
Excuse the lousy photography, but it wasn't much to see anyway.

Now check out the nice, big, square blocked version.
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It ends up being 5sts/7.25rows per inch. Not bad. Now I just need to figure out hwo big I want it.


  • At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great job blocking and swatching. I'm too impatient to do that.

    By the way, I really like your pink hair. I had mine purple once, and loved it.

    --knittyboard member bleachedheart


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