Should you block knitting before seaming?
Always block your finished pieces before seaming. By flattening and setting the shape of your pieces, you will be able to more easily line up your stitches to seam them together. The fiber content of the yarn and the stitch pattern of your knitting will often determine how you block your finished pieces.
Is it better to weave in ends before or after blocking?
Step 2: Weave in your ends! Blocking will help all those little loose ends get secured in place, and also will help “set the stitches” you weave the ends into, so they don’t look quite as bumpy as you think they will.
Do you have to block knitting after every wash?
Just careful attention to straightening seams and edges, gentle prods and pinches to keep cables and other details aligned while drying flat is all the blocking that most garments need – which is coincidentally what you do after laundering. So, yes, they do need to be reblocked after laundering.
Can I iron my knitting?
It’s very easy to ruin acrylic hand knits by ironing them – I know, I’ve done it and regretted it. A very gentle ironing, on a very low heat, might be okay. You could knit a small test square and iron it to see how your yarn reacts to being ironed.
What is a flat seam join in knitting?
To create a flat seam, you hold the two knitted pieces together with right sides facing and work at the very edge of the work. You move the needles through the fabric from the front to the back and then from the back to the front to create running stitches.