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July 08, 2012

Blocked Henslowe!

I followed your advice and "night blocked" the shawl - pinned it out in the evening after Gregory went to bed, set a fan to blow on it over night, and then unpinned before he was up for the day. It worked out very well!

I listed all the details of this project in my previous post. For the sake of completeness I'll add that I used US4 needles, and the finished size of the shawl is about 55" across the top, and 17.5" deep.

The yarn blocked beautifully, and I look forward to wearing this scarf/shawl in the fall!

Posted by Kathy on July 8, 2012 10:21 AM


Gorgeous shawl! Color and pattern look fabulous.

I love wearing crescent-shaped shawls as scarves. And Henslow has the perfect combo of dense knitting to keep you warm and a lacy edging to make it pretty (and a bit more fun to knit, too).

Congrats on figuring out how to block with Gregory around. I'm sure that'll come in handy quite a few more times.

Love this shawl!!! Just beautiful, simple with a standout lace trim finish!!!

It's beautiful! I always enjoy the magical transformation of blocking.

It is indeed beautiful - the blocking did wonders!


Glad the suggestion worked for you!

Accomplishment is its own reward. Lovely!

Yay for mastering another core parenting technique. Beautifully blocked:)

Bravo! I love it when a plan comes together. The shawl is gorgeous!

I was enjoying reading the comments on your last post. I'm glad the night time blocking worked. I've used that method when I need to block quickly. The shawl is beautiful!

What modifications did you make? Yikes - shortage of yarn is not good...

I'm also curious about the modifications you made. Would you share them with us? I'm headed to the yarn shop in the morning and I just may pick up something to knit this lovely shawl!

This is absolutely fantastic. I love the color and the pattern. Very, very nice!

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