12/20/2002 3:51:04 PM
Lillian Ho
Lillian Ho
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Does anyone know if it is OK to knit and sew up a wool/nylon blend sweater before blocking? I am finishing up on a mostly stocking stitch sweater in Softwool. It seems that blocking in pieces take up so much room I would prefer to finish it first.

Lillian
12/22/2002 9:07:29 AM
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Hi Lillian-

One reason you block sweater pieces before you sewing them up is so that all the edge will line up and be the same length when you put them together. I often block as I go i.e. when I finish the front and back I block those then when I finish the sleeves I block those. My blocking board can only hold about 2 pieces at a time! I also block most of my garments by pinning them down and then spritzing them with water until they are just damp. It really doesn`t take long for them to dry.

HK!
12/23/2002 4:52:12 PM
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Lillian,
As a suggestion when you can, try knitting the sweater on circle needles. Yes, you will still have to block, but little sewing for the body. A plus!!! Very seldom do I sew side seams...
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