by Kathleen Cubley April 02, 2018 1 min read

This week, Kelley taught us three ways to block your knitting and crocheting projects. You can learn more about blocking in our blog, Three Ways to Block Your Knits.

Mandie MacDonald won our giveaway last week, a skein of Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering. Congrats, Mandie!


Today's giveaway is a set of sock blockers in your size of choice.

Blocking Supplies

Sock Blockers

Blocking Wires, Worsted Size (This is the size Kelley uses.)

Blocking Wires, Lace Size

Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers (We LOVE these!)

T-Pins

Blocking Mats

Shawl Patterns

Kelley is wearing the Ridgley Shawl by Michelle Hunter, available in The Best of Knit Purl Hunter book. Ridgley is knit with HiiKoo CoBaSi Fingering.

Wild Cherry by Melissa J. Goodale, knit with Cascade Eco Alpaca.

A Thin Blue Line Afghan

A Thin Blue Line Afghan Pattern

A Thin Blue Line Blog

Berocco Vintage Worsted, used in the Thin Blue Line Afghan (Kelley said Vintage Chunky, but it's actually Vintage Worsted).

Michele Hunter Knit-Along

Michelle Hunter's Progressive Needle Mystery Knit-Along

Concentric Yarn, used in the Progressive Needles KAL

Building Blocks Books by Michelle Hunter

Kelley showed strips from Building in Color by Michelle Hunter. Strips knit in Rowan Pure Wool

Building with Lace by Michelle Hunter

Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter

Kelley's Knit Socks Pattern

Pattern coming soon!

Knit from Adriafil Knitcol

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