By JC | May 11, 2012
Blocking is such an awesome thing, isn’t it?
It can take a ruffled mess like this:
And turn it into this:
The lace opens up, the peak at the center top disappears, and the ruffled edges turn into smooth scallops.
One long blocking wire took care of the top edge, but the scallops required pins. I didn’t go nuts on the pins, though. Each scallop is formed by eight yarn overs on the last right-side row, and I had feared I’d need a pin in each yarn over to finesse the scallops’ shape just right. Not so, fortunately: just four pins for most scallops (and a couple extra for those at the tips and at center bottom) did the trick.
Now, if only it would dry…