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I've got 3 of the 4 afghans done for my kids for Christmas, but they really need to be blocked. Sister says to wash them, but I'm not sure. They are a circle in a square, kind of like a granny square. Any suggestions?

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What kind of yarn??What does your label say about washing??? I know cleaners use to block things but I never tried them.If they are going to be washed and dried then I'd say go for it.I always enclose a yarn label with the ones I give so the new owner will have the info on the care etc:


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Thanks for answering Jacky. It's acrylic and it does say wash and dry. So guess that's what I will do. And thanks for the tip about sticking a label in with it. I never thought of that. Will let you know how they turn out.

Jean


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I have only made a couple and have never blocked mine. My thought is the use is going to wash and dry (if that's what the label says) they will not block it each time. You may want to make a small sample and wash and dry to see what it looks like.
 
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Thanks everyone for your help. My sister wash and dried them, leaving them a little damp, and layed them on a bed flat to finish drying. They turned out great. And got the new yarn smell out of them. They are wrapped, packed and mailed to my 4 kids. Whew. But I liked making them. Gonna' make some more.....one of these days. lol


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Glad to hear it all worked out good.Bet the kids loved them!!!


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3 out of 4 really liked them. The 4th said "yah we got the blanket" so I'll kick his backside next time I see him. But he & his wife live in their own little world. Only time I hear from him is when I call him and now that I don't drive over to see them, I don't see them. Going to make a couple more for my 2 sisters. Working on a vest for oldest son and will show a picture when I get it done.


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