Friday, October 14, 2005

tips on blocking?


my tivolio is coming along. just a few more inches to go. any good tips for blocking this? i want to flatten the rolled edges as much as possible.

5 Comments:

Blogger thetruthisthelight said...

hi. Not sure what to do about the blocking...mine ALWAYS rolls some no matter what I do. Currently I am knitting a ripple pattern afghan. The sweaters look lovely but I've never heard of a tivilo. What on earth is it?

6:06 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...

the pattern is by kathy aka grumperina. you can find her blog here: http://www.grumperina.com/knitblog/

and the pattern here: http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/picovoli.htm

6:30 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

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10:29 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

No amount of blocking will stop it from curling entirely, but I found that the pin & spritz method reduced it a whole lot. To cut out rolling entirely, consider doing a crocheted edge around the neckline and/or a hem at the hip edge. The picot method works just great, too!

I've tried both methods, and will post pics soon.

BTW, t hat's a great photo (nice perspective) and I love those colors!

10:30 PM  
Anonymous beth said...

The blocking for my daughter's Tivoli consisted of using a steamer AND doing a crab stitch around the edges. It helped but it still tends to roll a little bit.

9:08 PM  

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