Wet blocking a crochet or knit project can make it look so much more crisp and professional. I love using Unicorn Clean products when I block my work. Today I will tell you how I like to wet block items.
The Unicorn Clean products used in this post were provided by Unicorn Clean. All opinions are my own.
Wet blocking starts with a soak. First put a small amount of Fibre Rinse in the bottom of a large bowl or your sink. Then fill with warm water – be sure to leave some room for the piece you are blocking.
Next, immerse your piece in the warm water with Fibre Rinse and allow it to soak for at least 15 minutes. After that, remove the piece and squeeze (but do not wring) out as much water as you can. Place the piece on a towel and roll the towel up. Then squeeze the towel to get even more water out.
Make sure your blocking surface is covered with dry towels. Lay your piece one the towels and stretch it into shape. For more intricate pieces pins may be needed, though I very rarely need pins when wet blocking. If you do use pins, be sure to use rust-proof pins. If your piece is too big for your blocking area (as mine below was) then roll up a dry towel and fold it over the towel. This will keep you from getting a crease where the piece is folded. Allow piece to dry completely, then allow it to dry some more.
I really love wet blocking. It takes a while to dry, so you need a place it can sit for a day or two, but my work always comes out so pretty. Plus, the Unicorn Clean products smell so nice with just a light touch of lavender scent. However, you can use the Beyond Clean line from Unicorn if you want unscented. You can find Unicorn Clean products on Amazon HERE, or directly from Unicorn Clean, HERE.
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