Wednesday, June 24, 2009

aspen cowl update


i'm loving this cowl so far. i have 3 more purl sections to do, then finito! i love how scrunchy it's doing to be. now i'm just trying to figure out what color i want mine to be. :)

and is acrylic blockable?

<3

4 comments:

susannahbean said...

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!!

Ashley said...

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.

Team Knit ! said...

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

Jess said...

thanks for the blocking advice! i'm gonna give it a go! let's see what happens ;)