To block or not to block that is the question?

As you may be aware I am crocheting this scarf for my friend. I have crocheted 67 cm since my last post. Because I am doing a chevron pattern, it will kind of ripple and rib together like so.

To flatten or stretch out – as you can see that I have already done on the stripe – You will need a padded surface (i.e. ironing board, mattress, foam mats, etc), pins and a spray bottle. I use a towel so that my ironing board doesn’t get too wet.

2014-11-11 16.49.59I lay out my work and pin them every few cm, be careful not stretch too much or use not enough pins otherwise you will end up with a scalloped edge.

 

2014-11-11 16.51.16Using a spray bottle filled with cold work, completely spray your work with water and let it dry. You can either let it air dry or speed up the process with a heat gun.

 

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Once your work has dried, you can unpin it and now your work is flat, and it looks like that you crochet or knitted your piece of work perfectly.

Bright and Bold Scarf

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My latest project is this bright and bold scarf that a good friend of my mine requested. This is the progress that I have made on it so far. I am using a chevron pattern found at meetmeatmikes. Yarn used is from Bendigo Woollen Mills, from the Stellar range Red Coral and Amethyst and from the luxury range Tangerine and Cerise.