Scheepjes Blocking Board (Limited Edition)
Limited Edition or not, the question is still - To block or not to block? Knitters and crocheters often have strong opinions on the subject, but if you decide to block your Granny Squares, then this Scheepjes Blocking Board – "grannyblokspanner" in Dutch - is ideal. The board measures 30cm square and is 2.54cm in thickness. It has deep metal-threaded 1.5cm sockets into which you screw as many of the plastic coated steel pins as required to make squares, rectangles, triangles octagons etc. The advantage of wet blocking means that your granny squares will dry to a regular size with straight edges, which makes assembling your project easier and gives a more professional appearance to the end result.
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Works well, poor finish on product
I have no complaints about how well this works, the rods are coated metal and so maintain the size correct for multiple squares. I was pleased to have the four other shapes on the reverse side of the board, but haven't tried those yet. It only gets 3 stars because the blue colour appears to be painted on, and chips very easily. I had to return the first one as poor packaging by Deramores meant it arrived badly chipped. The second one was packed better but still arrived with one small chip. It has its own carrying bag, but this is very thin, and the rods just have a plastic bag to keep them in. There are 12 rods, so if you have small squares to block, the extra 4 would be useful as you can then make 4 blocking stations at once! The rods are tall enough to hold at least 6 squares with a space for air flow between each one. Overall, I'm very pleased with the functionality of the product, but not the finish.
I haven't had a chance to use it yet but it looks very well made and has multiple options so will be very useful when I do get some squares done
Really good blocking board.
Great wee item, i have a lot of blocking to do and this is just the job for it ***