Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Knitting 101: Blocking

So, I finally blocked an item for the first time ever. I know, right? What a difference! I'm making a wristlet for Debbie. She is going to send me fabric to line it before I sew it up. Then I'll add a button or toggle of some sort on the flap, and an icord for the wrist strap.

Check out these before and after photos of the blocking process:

Before - note the wonky stitches and how the ends curl up from the stockinette
After - Flat, uniform, and stretched to a nice size!
Before - Folded into the shap it'll be in, but looks hideous and tiny!

After - will fit your phone, credit card, and some cash in style!
Can't wait to see the fabric that Debbie picks out and to finish this one off!

2 comments:

Debbie March 3, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

I'm up for suggestions on fabric :-) also, Jen, whats the size in inches, so I know how much to buy.

Teresa March 3, 2010 at 8:08 PM  

CUTE! I think you should get a fun print with some bits of that teal in the pattern, Deb.

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