Do you block before Steeking?
I don’t recommend blocking any more vigorously than that – if the stitches are stretched significantly before you work the steek, then they will be more likely to want to pop out of the crocheted reinforcement.
What is the point of Steeking?
In knitting, steeking is a shortcut used to knit garments such as sweaters in the round without interruption for openings or sleeves until the end. After completing a tube, a straight line is cut along the center of a column of stitches, in order to make room for an opening or place to attach another piece.
Can I cut a wool blanket?
To Start, Cut Blankets into Rectangles
I cut these with a pinking shears, but you could also use a rotary blade. … Wool blankets won’t fray, which makes them the best bet, but if you have other less-than-perfect blankets, go for it!
How far do you cut a tie blanket?
Trim only as much as necessary, usually not more than 2 inches on each side. At this point, make sure that your cut sides are relatively straight. (They don’t have to be perfect!) Do this on each piece of fabric.