I first shared a basic blocking tutorial back in 2014, but ever since I started the Hands Occupied YouTube Channel this fall, my most-requested video tutorial is how to block knitting. This video was designed for a square one blocking beginner, and it features a slightly slower pace, repetition, + titles rather than a voiceover narration. Since blocking keeps coming up as a topic you’d like to know more about, I’ve got another one on the way for you that goes a little more in depth and specifically features a sweater, another popular question topic. But first we must walk before we can run. Read on to learn how to block a knitting project!
Wet or Immersive Blocking
Wet blocking, also called immersive blocking, is one of the most common methods for finishing a knitting project and helping ensure its final size and shape. Learn basic blocking for absolute beginners (and why a person should block their knitting in the first place!) in this easy-to-follow video tutorial.
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Basic Wet Blocking Supplies:
knitting project or swatch in need of blocking
clean basin or sink
tepid (room temperature) water
clean, dry towel
rust proof pins
blocking mats (or a second towel)
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