As I'm not at the stage where I can write up a review of these on the design in mind, instead I have used them on an earlier project. I thought this would give me a better idea of how useful they might be ahead of time for my proposed design here.
So here it is...
What KnitPro tell us;
A novel and original idea to block knitting projects…..guaranteed to make knitting lives easier!! Ease of handling the blockers substantially speeds up blocking Ideal working on blocking straight edges like sweaters, shawls and scarves Anchor holes in each blocker allows the user to attach string along large sections which can be pulled and pinned to maintain consistent tension Made using tough plastic with embedded sharp, sturdy & rust resistant stainless steel pins Two different sizes to manage different shapes when blocking
Immediately I likes the look of these when I opened the box... They look sturdy and come in varying sizes which would be great for detailed parts of your knit.
The number of pin blockers is good for small projects, but if you are knitting a larger shawl or sweater, then you would need several boxes.
Pinning time is much, much quicker... great if you have a lot to block or you don't have much time... and really who wants to sped all that time blocking when you can cast on something new, right?! After all not every project is going to be an intricate edged shawl.
I think you need to be careful on how you pin your items... these blockers have great straight line structures, so can easily draft a good line, but like individual pics, placed off-line, could give you odd shaping to a blocked product. Having said this, as it is no different to individual pinning, my point isn't a deciding factor against using these again... instead I'm leaning more towards getting myself a another few boxes.
I do like the way you can use these blockers to help move and stretch knits too... this is great for shawls that need opening out to give full lace effects.
I don't have blocking wires, so I cannot compare these to those... but I do prefer these for most projects to individual pinning. I think they could give an easy, clean edge to my work.
I recommend giving them a try!
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Have a wonderful day... Sara x
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