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October 18th, 2011, 11:06 AM
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The best thing I've heard of is blocking. If it's a natural fiber (plant or animal) you soak it then lay it out to dry, pinned in the shape/size you want it to be (has to be done each time you wash it). If it's acrylic you steam block it (without touching the iron to the yarn) and it will hold its shape for ever (you pin it out to the size/shape you want then steam it). Also, just putting the acrylic, damp, in the dryer with a towel helps to relax and shape the yarn.

Acrylic blocking explained.
BeadKnitter Patterns: How to Block Acrylic
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