Saturday, January 28, 2012

When blocks are misshapen...

Now, the other day I posted Block#15, Half&Half, & last week, I posted Block#13 BandofBobbles: both of these blocks I felt were shaped wrong. Here is an example of the difference between a good block & one that is out of proportion.

PinkStripes, on the right, is a good size & matches with a lot of the other blocks. BUT, it is longer than it is wide. However, it isn't blocked.

Half&Half is simply wider & longer. However, it is also not blocked. But it's a looser weave than the other blocks.

I'll be talking more about this, but this represents a good reason one should (a) block your squares, and (b) crochet a test square to check for tension.

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