Stretching wool

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Lhartley
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Stretching wool

Post by Lhartley » Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:01 pm

OK, so I got my Dale of Norway sweater off of Facebook marketplace so I can ski just like Telehiro and gain acceptance from peers on telemark forums. Because this is important. So anyways, my sweater rides a little high, how do I stretch it? Wash and hang? Manually stretch? Iron? Halp

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Re: Stretching wool

Post by Stephen » Thu Mar 14, 2024 1:06 am

The process is called “Blocking.”
All sorts of How-Tos on the Internet or YouTube videos.
Basic steps are to: wet the garment, lay it out to the shape you want, and let it dry — but, look it up for full details.
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Re: Stretching wool

Post by Lhartley » Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:41 am

Ugh. Of course it's called "blocking". So triggering! I imagine it's as much of an art form as the pole plant. Is there forums?

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Re: Stretching wool

Post by SunnyPhilly » Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:45 am

Hey, that's awesome you found a Dale of Norway sweater on Facebook Marketplace! Skiing like Telehiro sounds like a blast. To stretch it, I'd suggest washing it and then laying it flat to dry. You can also gently stretch it by hand while it's damp. Just be careful with ironing, as it could damage the fabric.



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Re: Stretching wool

Post by BerryBlossom » Wed Jun 19, 2024 9:32 pm

Nice score on the Dale of Norway sweater! To stretch it, soak it in cold water for 15-20 minutes, gently squeeze out excess water, and lay it flat on a towel. Manually stretch it to your desired size, then let it air dry. Repeat if needed. Avoid hot water and ironing.



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Re: Stretching wool

Post by fisheater » Sun Jun 23, 2024 8:17 am

The sweater is sweet! I look forward to the video, sweet turns, wearing a super cool sweater!



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Re: Stretching wool

Post by Lhartley » Sun Jun 23, 2024 2:10 pm

fisheater wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2024 8:17 am
The sweater is sweet! I look forward to the video, sweet turns, wearing a super cool sweater!
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