Wednesday, March 5, 2014

How to Block a Crescent Shawl

I love creating crescent shaped shawls because they are so easy to block.  A sturdy bind-off edge doesn't requre any pins, you are only pinning the points of the lace out.  I thought it would be fun to demonstrate this technque by blocking the Polaris Shawl I made for my mom.

Most of the items I wet block are made out of wool, silk or cotton.  This shawl was made out of a Rayon/Metallic blend and as you can see it blocked beautifully.  If you're not sure how your yarn will block, try knitting a swatch and testing your blocking method on that first.  (Or, you can always go look at other projects created with the same yarn on Ravelry, but it is still best to check yourself, first!)