Sunday, January 21, 2007
The wonders of steam blocking the Backyard Leaves Scarf.
Addendum: For the benefit of my non-knitting viewers, steam blocking is a process whereby you take your knitted piece, stretch it out to the dimensions you want, and then steam block it in one of two ways: Either you can place a damp towel over the knitting to protect it and gently iron, or you can take your iron and hover it over the knitting and steam away. Blocking is important in order to for the piece to really show its design. See how the unblocked piece is all bunched up and the blocked piece stretches out to show the lacework?
And yes, I did this on styrofoam and it worked out fine! Didn't melt it or anything!