How to block a hand-knit hat.
The final step in most knitting projects is blocking, which settles the knit stitches into place, stretches and reveals lace patterns, and allows your yarn to bloom and the collection of knit stitches to become a unified piece of fabric.
Once finish knitting and binding off a lace shawl, you may be a bit ‘at a loss’ for how to finish the project. If you haven’t blocked before, simply follow along with these instructions and get started.
A how-to post about the basics of blocking your knitting.
Your knitting really isn’t finished until it’s had a bath and a block. Here is the most basic of blocking.