Saturday, February 11, 2006

The miracle of blocking

The Gothic window lace scarf for Mum was finished and blocked this week (no time to post though). So I wanted to share the before and after pictures of the scarf with blocking. It truely is a very cool effect. I also adore the scarf I made for Mum, I'm sure she will love it too.

This is the scarf before blocking, it measured around 5.5" by 56". I was a little worried that it might be too short, but kept reminding myself that blocking helps items grow.

After: The scarf ended up 6" wide and 62" long, which is ideal I think for Mum as she is about 4-5 inches shorter than me (I usually go for 66" for me). I'm proud of my first 'proper' lace knitting and think the pattern is even nicer than I'd hoped.