Online Class

Blocking Handknits


Blocking is the easiest, fastest way to take your knitting to the next level. Finish knitting projects so that they look, fit and feel as wonderful as you imagined.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including instructions for blocking any kind of project
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kate Atherley
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

After you've finished knitting a project, use blocking techniques to bring out the best in your work! With knitwear designer and author Kate Atherley as your guide, learn how to use blocking wires to make your stitchwork pop, your knitwear fit, your projects feel soft to the touch, and so much more. Kate will teach you about blocking, drying, and caring for a huge range of fibers, as well as how to protect your projects and supplies from moths and pests. Kate will even demystify using blocking wires to create perfectly straight edges, and pinning projects to form the shape and size you desire. Plus, Kate will take you step by step through blocking mittens, hats, lace scarves, lace shawls, one-piece and multi-piece garments for the fabulous finish they deserve.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your Instructor, Kate Atherley, and find out more about the class.
2. The Importance of Blocking
3. When to Block
4. How to Block
5. How to Treat Your Knits
6. Drying Your Knits
7. Blocking Your Projects
8. Fiber Care Guidelines
9. Tips & Tricks

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Wool wash
  • Stainless steel T-pins
  • Foam blocking mats (optional)

Taught by

Kate Atherley
Kate Atherley
Kate Atherley learned to knit at a young age from her immensely talented grandmother, Hilda. However, her immersion in knitting didn't take full hold until after university, when she found herself with lots of spare time and a yarn shop around the corner. Kate started with knitting socks, then designing socks, and today, she's a knitting teacher, designer, technical editor and author. Her books include Beyond Knit & Purl and Knit Accessories: Essentials & Variations.
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