Knit Picks Blocking Mats

$24.99

A convenient solution to blocking everything from lace to accessories and garments
Can easily be assembled into different shapes and sizes to suit your project
Features interlocking sides that fit together like puzzle pieces
Contains nine 12″/30cm foam rubber square mats, .75″/2cm thick

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Description

Forget cumbersome folding boards or random towels lying around the house when you want to block your finished project. For a more compact and customizable solution, try these foam rubber mats that interlock and fit together like puzzle pieces! Mix and match the nine 12″ square mats to create the shape that best fits the needs of your project. For long scarves, simply arrange the mats back to back to create a long rectangle. Or stagger and stack the mats to create the perfect blocking surface for sweaters and shawls. For smaller projects, use a single mat to neatly block accessories like hats and cowls without taking up a lot of additional space.

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  1. 3 out of 5

    Only suitable for wet block, but they do a nice job of that. |
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    Blocking can be done in a few ways. I would have assumed that these mats would support all of those, since the product description does not specify. I called KnitPicks, and the representative said that these are NOT SUITABLE FOR STEAM BLOCKING! :( They do a nice wet block. I've used them and they work well, come apart and together easily, and stay in place. Accept pins well. They do show small pinholes from the T pins and fork pins, and so I assume that eventually they will have too many holes in them to be useful. Pins not included. Not thick enough to accept the entire pin length. I like these okay, but if I had to do it again, I'd probably get some mats that would work for steam block, too.
  2. 1 out of 5

    no lines!! |
    Verified Purchase

    It's hard to tell from the picture, but these mats don't have any lines on them. I was able to buy some foam exercise mats in the toy department that were much more durable and far less expensive.
  3. 4 out of 5

    A Must Have for Knitters |
    Verified Purchase

    This is my second set of mats. If you knit shawls, scarfs or any large item I would suggest getting two sets. It will give you the ability to really block out lace and intricate patterns to show the details of your work.
  4. 5 out of 5

    I dunno much about knitting, but my wife uses ... |
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    I dunno much about knitting, but my wife uses this constantly. I think it's used in the last step to stretch out the finished product. She has mentioned that the tiles are very light, but stay locked very well as long as you don't try and pick it up, and she likes that the she only uses the number of tiles she needs and can have various shapes.
  5. 4 out of 5

    I wish I had these years ago. |
    Verified Purchase

    These are great. I wish I had them years ago. They can be assembled into odd shapes as you need them. I used T-Pins and they went in easily. The only thing I was disappointed was that the waffle pattern is not in straight lines. That would have been a nice feature. Must use yardstick for accuracy. They are thick and light and pack back into the cardboard box for storage. I think these will be good for wet block only since they look like they are made of foam material. I would be worried about steam/heat.
  6. 4 out of 5

    Over all they work great, however the notches in the second set are ... |
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    This is my second set of blocking boards, needed more for bigger projects. Over all they work great, however the notches in the second set are cut opposite from the first set I have, so I have to use one set upside down to use them together.
  7. 4 out of 5

    Knit Picks Blocking Mats |
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    I had been looking for blocking mats for a while and settle on these. I really didn't care if the blocks were all white or different colors, I was looking for function and easy storage. They are thick enough that I've not had the T-pins penetrate all the way through, which I had noted on some of the reviews I read for other brands. I had done a lot of comparison shopping, both on line and in yarn stores and found these were the best price. They fit nicely together when needing a larger foundation for blocking a project. I do wish they had measuring grid marks though, inches preferably. That would have earned these 5 stars!
  8. 5 out of 5

    Great for blocking different sizes |
    Verified Purchase

    This is just what I needed for my blocking. I've been making baby car seat blankets and bibs which I have to block and I like that I don't have to worry about size with these blocks . Don't forget the pins!
  9. 4 out of 5

    For stretch/blocking knitted items |
    Verified Purchase

    My wife says they workk fine, but wishes they were a bit stiffer so they would hold the lace blocking wire firmer.
  10. 3 out of 5

    Warning: Product isn't consistent |
    Verified Purchase

    Update: I'm changing this from one star to three stars because I contacted the seller and they offered to send me a new set for free so that I would have two matching sets. Apparently they have changed suppliers, which is why the two sets don't match. But I still don't think the quality of the new set is as good as the first set I got last year. I bought one set of these 10 months ago and another set this month. (I liked the first set and wanted to start using these mats for my big projects like larger sweaters, which you can't do with just one set.) But the two sets don't fit together unless I turn one set upside down, which doesn't work because the top and bottom surfaces are completely different. Also, the newer set isn't cut to the same quality as the first set, the fit is a bit wonky. So now I have two small sets, which I don't need, one of substandard quality. It's too late for me to get a refund but this is a warning to others.