with Kate Atherley
Online Class

Blocking Handknits

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Overview

After you've finished knitting a project, use blocking techniques to bring out the best in your work! With knitwear designer and author Kate Atherley as your guide, learn how to use blocking wires to make your stitchwork pop, your knitwear fit, your projects feel soft to the touch, and so much more. Kate will teach you about blocking, drying, and caring for a huge range of fibers, as well as how to protect your projects and supplies from moths and pests. Kate will even demystify using blocking wires to create perfectly straight edges, and pinning projects to form the shape and size you desire. Plus, Kate will take you step by step through blocking mittens, hats, lace scarves, lace shawls, one-piece and multi-piece garments for the fabulous finish they deserve.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 2h4m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction
6m

1. Introduction

Meet your Instructor, Kate Atherley, and find out more about the class.

2. The Importance of Blocking
11m

2. The Importance of Blocking

Kate shows a variety of blocked and unblocked projects to show how blocking helps flatten and shape knit pieces and show off stitch patterns.

3. When to Block
7m

3. When to Block

Learn how to make blocking part of your finishing process, whether you're knitting a single item or seaming together multiple pieces.

2. The Importance of Blocking
11m

2. The Importance of Blocking

3. When to Block
7m

3. When to Block

4. How to Block
6m

4. How to Block

5. How to Treat Your Knits
12m

5. How to Treat Your Knits

6. Drying Your Knits
18m

6. Drying Your Knits

7. Blocking Your Projects
42m

7. Blocking Your Projects

8. Fiber Care Guidelines
13m

8. Fiber Care Guidelines

9. Tips & Tricks
10m

9. Tips & Tricks

Recommended with this class

  • Wool wash
  • Stainless steel T-pins
  • Foam blocking mats (optional)
  • Blocking wires (optional)