- Tips & Tricks
- Week 1: Diamond Part 1
- Week 2: Diamond Part 2
- Week 3: Diamond Part 3
- Week 4: Half-diamond Part 1
- Week 5: Half-diamond Part 2
- Week 6: Half-diamond Part 3
- Week 7: Joining Motifs and Border part 1
- Week 8: Border part 2
- Week 9: Border part 3
- Week 10: Border Part 4
- Week 11: Border part 5
- Week 12: Border Part 6
- Bonus pattern: Beaded Friendship Bracelet
- The Read-With-Me CAL 2018
- Chevrainbow CAL 2018
- Stitch Story CAL 2018
- Simply Crochet Hook 'n' Learn CAL
- Fleur-de-Lis Mystery CAL 2016
- Peacock Tail Bag CAL 2016
As you complete each motif, lay it on your blocking mat and gently ease into a perfect circle. Do not stretch. Using a plant spritzer, lightly spray each motif with cold water. Allow to dry naturally before removing the pins. If you block your motifs each week as you go, it doesn’t become a big job at the end of the project.
How to block your finished shawl
- Use Knitpro blocking mats, pins and blocking wires.
- Soak your shawl in handwarm water, a bit of Eucalan, and place a Colour Catcher in with the shawl. Leave it in for about 10-15 minutes (always stay close, to make sure colours do not bleed).
- Gently remove excessive water out of the shawl, do not twist or wring it out but gently ‘squeeze’ the excess water out. Then roll it in a large towel to remove more water. If necessary, take a second towel and roll it in once more.
- Shape the shawl on the blocking mats and stretch it out gently.
- Use blocking wires to secure the edges.
- Use pins to secure everything and for that extra finishing touch, pin each picot along the edges. You will need a lot of pins but it is worth it.
- Leave it to dry naturally.
- Remove all pins and blocking wires.
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