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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Man Shawl Blocking


ManShawlBlocking (5)
Originally uploaded by Crafty Andy
So it is done and now is being blocked. One of the things that you need to learn when making a lace project is that the knit up garment is not what you are going to end up with. Therefore when I designed this pattern I was thinking of the end product, after being blocked. This Shawl has some interesting designs that when you block it makes all the sense in the world, A friend asked me why did 'nt I do this or that or follow the same ribbing at the areas where I have the seed stitch. I told my friend that is not what I wanted to do. I did not want to tell her that my designed would have looked different when blocked if I did the garment in the way she suggested, yet if I was going to leave this garment unblocked, I would have followed the suggestion from my friend.  you can see the difference between it being blocked and not  when you compare both these pictures. Thanks for stopping by.