Ruby on Board

I got a little carried away with finishing my Ruby hoodie and I didn’t block the hood before working the top seam. It’s easier to block when it can lie flat, but I improvised.

The opening of the hood on a baby sweater is pinned to a small ironing board to keep the stocking stitch edge from curling.

I recently acquired this nifty little ironing board and I pinned the opening of the hood onto the board. I gave it a generous spritz and let it dry; steam would have worked too.

Top view of the opening of a hood pinned to an ironing board.

Seems to have done the trick. The applied i-cord goes on so much more easily when the edge is blocked flat.

Check out my tutorial about attaching the i-cord.