Special Giveaway For KnitHacker Readers: Red Suricata Blocking Mats – Blocking Matters, These Are Great!

Special Giveaway For KnitHacker Readers: Red Suricata Blocking Mats – Blocking Matters, These Are Great!

“All you knit is love …”

Special Giveaway For KnitHacker Readers: Red Suricata Blocking Mats - Blocking Matters!

KnitHacker readers save 15% on the Red Suricata Blocking Mat set, use coupon code: DAH15PER. Read to the end of this post for instructions on how to enter to win a Red Suricata Blocking Mat set.

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.

Special Giveaway For KnitHacker Readers: Red Suricata Blocking Mats - Blocking Matters!

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!

Special Giveaway For KnitHacker Readers: Red Suricata Blocking Mats - Blocking Matters!

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.

Special Giveaway For KnitHacker Readers: Red Suricata Blocking Mats - Blocking Matters!

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.

Special Giveaway For KnitHacker Readers: Red Suricata Blocking Mats - Blocking Matters!

Let it dry, remove the pins and voila – it looks like a new piece! Blocking really does make a big difference.

Special Giveaway For KnitHacker Readers: Red Suricata Blocking Mats - Blocking Matters!

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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Danielle

Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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