Look at this beautiful scarf I was given yesterday! I think this yarn is alpaca and silk, and it was knitted into a beautiful lace scarf for me to take to Jordan.
Here she is having the blocking wires woven through the slip-stitch edge. I washed the scarf, and carefully wrung it out. It was still pretty damp at this point.
I try to have two strands of yarn around the blocking wires. Just one strand, and it pulls out and looks stupid; more than two strands, and the work can become weirdly shaped.
All pined out. I get all the wires set, and pin the whole thing, then I go back around and stretch the scarf even more. I can eek out a few more inches of width and length by doing this. Now the scarf is stretched to it's limit.
I catch a few stitches in the corner with a pin so the scarf has a nice squared corner.
Tomorrow morning, it will be airy and beautiful.