Have you come across pin combs before? I had seen them mentioned a while ago, but it wasn't until we started work on Something New to Learn About Lace that I got around to ordering a set. I have the KnitPro Knit Blockers that we now stock in the shop, and I absolutely love them! I have had a set of blocking wires for nearly ten years, and they get used a LOT. I find my wires so useful that it had never really occurred to me that I would want to use anything else for blocking lace. For peaked or scalloped edges, I think that wires are still the best way to go, but depending on the size of your project, pin combs are a brilliant way to pin out straight edges. They are certainly faster and easier than wires over short distances.
The following video tutorial demonstrates how to use a combination of pin combs and T-pins to block a small project, but it could equally be applied to a larger project, and indeed pin combs would also be handy for blocking a garment where you wanted to stretch the fabric a bit.
I hope you find our tutorial videos helpful. We have just one last video to come in the Something New to Learn About Lace video series next week, so we will be all set to cast on projects for the lace knitalong through July and August over in our Ravelry group. Not long now!
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