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.