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For some reason, blocking is one of the great mysteries of knitting … but it doesn’t have to be! Recently I was given the opportunity to try a set of Red Suricata Blocking Mats and I thought it would be a great opportunity to show how blocking a project can make the difference between a piece looking just great and a piece looking totally awesome.
Below is an entrelac scarf that I’ve been working on for awhile. It’s years in the making and I’m excited to finally finish it to show off one day soon … but as you can see, those curled edges are annoying – it badly needs blocking!
In the image below you can see I’ve started to block it with the stainless steel t-pins that come with the Red Suricata Blocking Mats set. For the purposes of this post, I’m just going to block a portion of the right side, so you can see the difference that blocking makes. The matching grid lines on the Red Suricata Blocking Mats make it super-easy to see you’re blocking along a straight line and consistent width.
I like to use a spray bottle to dampen the area I’m blocking. You don’t need a lot of moisture for it be effective.
Let it dry, remove the pins and voila – it looks like a new piece! Blocking really does make a big difference.
I really enjoyed using my Red Suricata Blocking Mats and will definitely be using them again and again. Here are a few things that set these mats apart:
- Red Suricata mats are extra thick, ensuring pins won’t poke through to scratch work surfaces.
- They have perfectly aligned grids with both metric and imperial measurements represented.
- The pieces are numbered for efficient set-up.
- The mats are heat resistant, great for wet, dry or steam blocking. Moisture will not seep through and the mats are mildew-resistant.
- The mats come in a handy storage bag – making them easy to pack and tuck away when not in use.
ENTER TO WIN A SET OF RED SURICATA BLOCKING MATS
To enter the draw for a set of Red Suricata Blocking Mats, enter through the Red Suricata Facebook Messenger bot! Last chance to enter is November 10th. Try the giveaway bot today, it’s fun and you may win!
Good luck and remember, blocking matters!
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