If you have time to knit, if you've taken up knitting, it means you're not worried about the essential stuff. --- Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee
This video was recorded during a live stream on Periscope. You may hear me talking to someone. I am able to read peoples comments as I stream. Part two is below.
The things you will need to properly block a granny square.
A craft blocking board. (They are available at Michaels, Amazon as well as your local yarn store.)
lavender essential oil is optional
I like to add two drops of lavender essential oil to my spray bottle, so when I spray the granny squares, they are lightly protected by moths. My great grandmother always did this and then redid after every washing. She never used moth balls and I still have all her crochet work. I store her zillions of doilies in acid free paper in a cedar chest. It helps to keep the yarn from yellowing and being eaten by pesky moths.
Granny Square blocking
- Line up one corner to the edge of one grid.
- Pin it on an angle.
- Line up the edge along the line of the grid.
- Pin the next corner.
- Continue all the way around and then when all 4 corners are secure. Mist the fabric lightly with cool water. Allow to dry overnight. Then unpin to easy sew together into a blanket or jacket.
Knit garment pieces work the same way. And yes it is worth the time to block all your pieces before sewing them together.