Someone asked me why I block my knits as this unnamed knitter never blocked any of her knitted items.
There are plenty of reasons to block your knitted items. There are a lot of previously written articles on why you should block, especially if you're knitting a lace shawl!
- Twist Collective has a wonderful article on blocking.
- So does the Tech Knitter
- The Yarn Harlot will tell you she blocks every time....
- And Vogue...
- There are many many more out there. (Link to a Google search)
But Vogue sums it up nicely for me: "without blocking, your perfectly knit garment will look sloppy"
It takes a lot of time and effort to block. For me, just blocking this sweater has taken three evenings. And it'll probably take me a bit longer to seam the sweater, add the edgings, sew in the grosgrain, etc.
But I know it'll definitely be worth it once I'm done.