A Quick Tutorial on Washing and Blocking Your Hand Knits

July 14 2020 – Sarah Cleeton

Have you been wondering how to wash and block your hand knitting and crochet items? It's not as complicated as you might think! Take a look at this very quick and super easy tutorial from our YouTube channel that Lisa put together over on our Instagram Stories that shows just how simple the process is. There's even a bonus Q&A feature with some followers' questions. 



  • Instagram Q&A - 1:26
  • Final Reveal - 2:32

Notions For Washing And Blocking Your Projects

As you can see in the video above, it's pretty simple to wash and block your projects! All you might need are a couple tools.

In the video, Lisa uses Soak, an eco-friendly, rinse free product made in Canada that is ideal for delicate items like your hand knit and crochet projects. We stock mini sachets of Soak in a variety of scents so you can find the perfect one for you. Please note that when ordering, you can request a specific scent, but depending on the stock levels, you may be sent an alternative.

Lisa also uses Knit Pro's Knit Blockers - a super handy tool used to pin your projects down to ensure straight edges as they dry. Knit Pro T-Pins are also useful for blocking lace items and projects with irregular shapes.

Be sure to follow us here and on Instagram @ThisIsKnit for more tutorials. Let us know in the comments what other tutorials or tips you would like to see!



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