Acrylic is sort of blockable. Not in the true sense because only organic fibers can be really blocked, but it definitely helps to give acrylic a shot of steam, some people call it 'killing' the fabric. Lots of knitters have different feelings about it, but I do it for most of my acrylic stuff. Here's a link to instructions that are similar to what I do... http://www.sheeptoshawl.com/charity/archives/cat_knittinglessons.html (scroll down some).Hope that helps!!
Cute cowl :]I block acrylic by just putting it through the washer and dryer, you might want to check the label to see what it says about the dryer, but it really evens everything out and softens up the yarn.
I block acrylic in a very scary way, but I love the result. I tend to iron it on a low setting. it makes the fabric very drapey and floppy, it will not be stiff and have much structure afterward. but I think that is one of the better points of acrylic, not a downside!! It looks very soft, by the way!- Julie
thanks for the blocking advice! i'm gonna give it a go! let's see what happens ;)
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