Wet Blocking...No Need for Speed
I say chore because it is not as much fun as choosing colors, zipping over the twenty-five or so needles on Bonda...knitting machine...and fast crocheting edging.
Blocking is even more essential when speed knitting on a knitting machine as the outside edges always curl in towards the purl side. I do two things to flatten out the edges.
One is to pick up the edge stitches and knit a rib border or in my case cast off with a crochet needle and continue around the edges with a single crochet stitch. Usually two rounds of single crochet is sufficient and prepares the piece for a decorative crochet edging pattern. Two is to 'Wet Block'.
Modella is waiting impatiently to model this one for you.