The ultimate blocking combo!
For the shawl maker, the sweater knitter and everything in between, these are the best tools to finish off your makes and take them to the next level. In this set you get the amazing Cocoknits Knitter's Blocks & Walcot Wires flexible blocking wires, a combo made for knitters by knitters.
What helps you finish your project like a professional? Blocking. And that is a task made much easier with these fantastic flexible blocking wires.
Walcot Wires by Walcot Yarns are a flexible, no kink wire that you can bend around any shape you need. Perfect for crescent shaped shawls, picot edges and getting your sweater pieces to have nice neat edges to sew up, blocking wires are a game changer.
Walcot Wires Blocking Tool is made from rust-free, flexible memory wire. Each set contains 3 x 100cm wires and 4 x 175cm wires along with 30 stainless steel t-pins for blocking countless combinations of knits. These modern blocking wires coil up neatly in a zippered pouch when not in use making storage easy.
Cocoknits Knitters Block:
The Knitter’s Block by Cocoknits provides you with everything you need to block your handknits.
The interlocking tiles easily create the best shape to suit your particular project, whether it's square, round or triangular. Each tile has a fabric covering, which gently grips your knitting while blocking.
With a thick waterproof backing, no moisture will seep through the tiles onto the surface below, plus pins are held firmly in place. The tiles are also heat-resistant making them perfect for steam blocking.
The Knitter's Block kit includes:
- 18 interlocking, fibre-topped 12x12in foam tiles (compatible with older Knitter's Block tiles)
- 40 stainless-steel T-pins
- 48in square cotton cloth woven with 1in square gingham to help measure your finished piece
- A sturdy 14x14in jute bag to contain the kit
First-time blockers are always amazed by the difference blocking makes to the final appearance of their knitting. After blocking, sweater parts lay flat, stitches even out, and what looked like a wild mess now behaves nicely. It’s like magic!
After 20 years of teaching knitting, I’ve never grown tired of instructing my students on finishing techniques. In fact, the technique of blocking is one of my favourite things to demonstrate.
I used to demonstrate blocking with pieces of carpet, but carpet scorched easily and was too thin for blocking pins to sink into. Rugs, towels and bulky blocking boards weren’t much better. Many of my students didn’t bother to block because it was such a cumbersome task.
With this in mind, I set out to improve on the carpet pieces. I eventually had special tiles custom made for blocking, and the end result is my Knitter’s Block kit.
Having managed with towels and pins I now have easy to use blocks, a grid and marvellous fine wires for exact results.