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Blocking is an optional way of finishing your knits to help with wear and tear.

Blocking is a term that is used in knitting which means to ‘finish’ your knitted item by wetting it to help retain its correct size and shape and to even out stitches. Most yarns can be blocked using steam or water, but all are different so it is best to check beforehand.

Blocking your LAD knits isn’t necessary, but some of our customers like to block their items as it can reduce pilling in the long term and particularly helps colourwork designs to show off the stitches well.

Because our Super Chunky merino yarn is very sensitive, we don’t recommend wet or steam blocking options – we suggest using the Spray Blocking method.

How to Spray Block

Lay your item on a dry towel on a flat surface. Spritz / mist with a spray bottle of room-temperature or warm water until the whole surface is damp. Pull the item into the desired shape and pin if desired (but we don’t find that this is necessary). Place another towel on top and give that a good spritz too to weight it down. Leave the piece to dry completely.

And that’s it! Your knit is finished and you can move on to your next project!!

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