Have you ever wanted to get that light lacy look without doing all the extra work?
I recently discovered that if you go up a few hook sizes on a project the stitches get very loose and awkward looking. I decided to play with that idea a bit on a poncho that I was making. When I finished it looked terrible, so I decided to block it. I didn’t just block it. I stretched it as much as possible and pinned it in place. (This worked for me because it was made to fit loosely.) The result was awesome.
Breaking down the steps
- Pick a hook that is several sizes too big. (not too big, play with it until you find the right one)
- Work up your project. It is best to use a project that doesn’t require a specific size. No shirts, jackets, pants etc.
- Block your project by stretching it as much as possible. Use a blocking solution to help it hold it’s shape.
- Let it dry and then unpin your project.
Here are a few examples with links to the patterns.