Friday, November 9, 2018

Urban Reflection CAL Week 4: Border and Blocking

Last and final week of the Urban Reflection CAL! So many of you are ready for the border and I can't wait to see what they all look like when they are blocked and finished! Blocking is one of my favorite things! Your Urban Reflection Wraps will have beautiful defined stitches and fabulous drape if you block it.



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Border
Using the color you've decided will be your border color, evenly work sc sts all the way around the Urban Reflection Wrap, place 3 sc in each corner of the wrap. I like the right side of the tc stitches and I use that as the front side of my Urban Reflection Wrap. If you prefer the right side of the herrhdc sts then make sure they are facing you when you crochet your border.

Break yarn and weave in ends.

Blocking
If you are using yarn from KT and the Squid or any wool yarn that isn't superwash, you will need to use a wool wash and let your Urban Reflection Wrap soak in it for a few hours. (I use wool wash even for superwash yarn, but yes, superwash can be tossed in your washing machine if you prefer.) If you are using acrylic a good wash will still help your stitch definition. But it doesn't need to be a wool wash, you can use your regular laundry soap.

Once your Urban Reflection Wrap has soaked or been washed in the washing machine you will remove it and pin it out on blocking mats if you have them. Before I got mine I would pull the sheets off the bottom of my guest bedroom mattress and pin my project out right onto the mattress. Don't pull it out of shape but spread out the Urban Reflection Wrap to it's full capacity. It will stretch and it will be gorgeous! Pin it in place and let it dry.

Once it's dry - unpin it and it's done!

If you haven't yet, please join us in the Official String With Style Facebook Group to join me and others that are working on the Urban Reflection Wrap. It is a great place to ask questions and post pictures of your progress. Now that we're done, post your finished picture. I'd love to see how you plan to wear it, as a scarf, a shawl, a wrap? I want to see! Your finished picture will be your entry into the giveaway from KT and the Squid

You can also tag me on Instagram @stringwithstyle in any progress photos using the hashtag #urbanreflection. I'm so excited to see all these beautiful finished Urban Reflection Wraps!

Be happy,
BreeAnna

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