How do you block your knits? I generally soak them in tap water for about 10-20 minutes (without any detergent), squeeze out any excess water, roll them in a towel to get them a bit drier (I usually stamp on the towel to get them as dry as possible), then lay them out flat to dry. I used to dry them outside on days when the weather was good, but today I'm going to share a cautionary tale about what can happen when you dry your knits in the open air...
A few years ago, I had been working on a Breton-inspired children's jumper and I
was really pleased with how it had turned out: fresh and cute, and my
daughter loved it, so I was hoping it would get plenty of wear.