Using Blocking Wires

In this video I explain blocking wires, and another great blocking tool, Knit Blockers.

The Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers set I use in the video can be found here.

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles from these retailers:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

The shawl in the video is called Sharbella.

I ordered the blocking wires I’m using from Amazon.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Channon”.

12 comments on “Using Blocking Wires

  1. It would have been nice to see you actually blocking a piece – not one that is already blocked and straight. It would have highlighted what you like about those blocking pins – seeing them in action. Sorry to say this video was disappointing.

    • Sorry you’re disappointed – the demonstration I give uses the exact techniques used whether the piece is a very crumpled piece of lace, or a flat piece of lace. There is no difference.
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  2. Very clear video. All of them are so helpful. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!! ?

  3. Thanks for the video! My hubby is in the military so we move often and for some reason my blocking wires would always wind up being bent or damaged. A tip I have learned is using fishing line. Weird I know but it works. Just find a gauge thats not too big or too fine. It is cheap and you can cut it to any length you want, and it is water proof. And you use it the same way as blocking wires. Just a fyi in case you are in a pinch.

  4. Where did u get your blocking board?? I’m a beginner knitter and so appreciate all your videos.
    Thank You

    • Judy – Blocking boards like mine are not currently available anywhere – but you can use blocking mats, foam puzzle pieces that fit together to create a blocking board. They are available from several retailers.

  5. Great video! I own the Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers and I love them. I’ve never used the wires but I’ve been curious on how to use them. Thanks, Staci!

  6. Hi Staci:

    I was going to ask you where you got your blocking boards, but I see someone has already, and I understand that unfortunately they are not available. Just wondering what your ‘celebrity pull’ is with Knitter’s Pride. Would it be possible for you to suggest they manufacture them given you receive requests for them?? Love your videos. Thanks for your info. It’s certainly made a difference in the calibre of my knitting….Lee

    • Lee – I’ve talked with a manufacturer of table pads, a company that used to make blocking boards like mine. The woman said that they stopped making them, because they ran out of the grid fabric covers, and they didn’t have a designer to make more. I told them that I could help them find a designer, and that I could guarantee a sell-out if they made more! She said she’d talk with her boss about it and get back to me. That was over a year ago – I think the decision was not to manufacture more of them. 🙁
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  7. I have some knit blockers just like yours. I use them because they are handy, but I will say that they are to be used very very carefully. They must never be pushed down all the way. I learned the hard way and damaged a beautiful baby jumpsuit I had just finished. The pins caught the fine yarn and when I removed them, they pulled the yarn out in several areas. I can’t be the only knitter with this experience, so I thought I would mention it here. The instructions do not caution against it.
    Thanks for the tip on blocking wires, I had never heard of such a thing and will definitely try them.

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