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with Kate Atherley
Online Class

Blocking Handknits

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 2h4m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

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

2. The Importance of Blocking

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

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.

Recommended with this class

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