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Seemark - 14/04/2017 17:52:30
   
Blocking and pressing

A short while ago I found a terrific article on how to block and press acrylic wool but I didn't save it as I knew where to find it again - or so I thought!  Sadly I can't find it despite spending hours on Pinterest looking for it again.   Many years ago when I did lots of knitting I knew how to block and press as it actually was wool that was used.  Nowadays it's more acrylic and I don't know how to do it cos all the instructions on the wool bands say it shouldn't be pressed.  So can someone put me out of my misery and tell me how to do it please?   It's only baby blankets but one in particular that I've done desperately needs to be persuaded it really should be flat and squarewink  Thanks smiley

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dicards - 14/04/2017 19:35:01
   
RE:Blocking and pressing

Cyndi, try pinning it out on a board, then use a steam iron over a towel so that there is no direct heat on it.  That should work but if it does not at least it will not harm it.

Just found this:-

https://beadknitter.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/you-can-block-acrylic.html

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Gingers girl - 15/04/2017 14:23:09
   
RE:Blocking and pressing

Cyndi when I block my crochet, I pin it to my ironing board and just hover over with the steam iron.  Not sure how doing the acrylic yarn would work..

A couple of months ago, I knit 2 lovely chunky headbands.  It was acrylic blend, and I went and ironed the first one...It ended up in the bin.  It totally stretched the fibres.  Lesson learned.

 

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Seemark - 19/04/2017 12:02:25
   
RE:Blocking and pressing

Di I have to tell you that addy you gave me was absolutely fantastic.  Wasn't the article I'd originally found but think if anything it was better.  Have now printed myself out a hard copy as well as saved itwink ... and what's more I've "ironed" the acrylic and its worked a treat.  One item  is still not quite perfect but that's down to me and not the instructions !blush Thanks for taking the time to post.

Angela, if you take a look at the addy that Di sent me it should help!  Having said that, it sounds what you do is very similar to when you block your crochet.   You'll probably have to copy and paste the details as pointing to the link won't take you to it - at least that's what I had to do.

Thanks again Di, so pleased with results smiley

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AshleyCam - 14/10/2020 20:58:19
   
RE:Blocking and pressing

You'll need a blocking board, rustproof pins, a steamer or steam iron, a spray bottle, and your yarn or thread labels. If you're using acrylic yarn, you can steam the scarf with an iron (just don't touch the iron to the actual yarn). Here is you can find useful guide about blocking boards: craftsmenxp.com