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KnitPro Lace Blocking Wires, Pack of 15, Silver
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 18 June 2014
I'm very happy with these wires, they work well to block my crochet projects and stop the frilly edges I was getting using individual pins. The one criticism I have is that they are quite easy to bend out of shape so take care when working with them, thankfully they bend back into shape fairly easily too.

There are enough wires to block a medium sized blanket or two small ones at the same time, I would suggest buying extra t-pins along with them though as the 20 you get in the pack is nor always enough for a slightly larger blanket.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2014
I didn't know blocking wires existed until I had completed a crochet project which absolutely needed blocking; I couldn't ignore the final instruction of "now block your work". What to do? I searched the internet for a tutorial on how to do it and straightaway I found a site which introducted me to the magic world of blocking wires. It illustrated how to 'weave' them into the yarn and then stretch and pin.Then I searched on Amazon and there were blocking wires! Saved! These Knitpro Lace Blocking wires are excellent and do the job they were devised for.They come in a sturdy, long container and seem to be fairly robust - they would have to be the way I was using them being so inexperienced. My shawl certainly looks so much better for using them. Maybe I could have done better at my blocking but practice makes perfect and now I have my blocking wires I'll be using them again and again on more projects.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
These are not the best lace blocking wires in the market (I hope). They bend easily and, as stated by others before, the kit doesn't always arrive complete - mine lacked two shorter wires, having instead an extra one as long as the others, making me think someone forgot to cut that one in half. I haven't sent them back because I figured I could just use my wire cutters and get the job done, but it's not a good calling card for KnitPro.

All in all, they do the job, but don't expect a super fantastic kit (which I would coming from this brand.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 May 2014
Neatly packed in a sturdy tube, easy to store.

Simple to use, although some instructions for beginners might be helpful.
The tape measure was missing - not a major issue, as I have loads. Worth checking during picking and packing before despatch!
Good quality wires, with enough T-pins supplied for at least one garment or small shawl.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 February 2014
I knit a lot of lace and blocking wires are essential. Have used these a couple of times and I'm very pleased with them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2014
Purchased these particularly to help with blocking Afghan squares and they are so useful! I can use one of the long wires along the top and another along the bottom of three squares together and then pin them out to block with far fewer pins than I'd need otherwise. So helpful!
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on 8 December 2014
Only gave 1 star as you can't give less. There were only 11 wires in pack. 3 of them had strange flattened rough areas at one end and I would not want to put them through knitting for fear of damaging it. The tape measure - not mentioned in listing so no great problem - was really poor quality and not much use. Maybe I was unlucky and this one slipped through quality control but I sent them back and didn't risk another set. I have bought a different brand elsewhere.
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on 27 July 2015
They do exactly what it says on the tin, so no complaints from me. There are 15 wires in the set, 6 long wires, 6 short wires and 3 long, flexible wires. I've used them to block several boomerang scarves and the flexible wires were brilliant for the curved edge. I ordered extra pins as the pins provided with the wires would only be sufficient for blocking a small project.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2014
They are a bit rough on the ends, so I'm a little disappointed.
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on 16 January 2015
Only on Amazon one can buy blocking wires in UK. Believe me, I have been prowling shops and websites for a year.
The pack is great and it comes in sturdy tube to keep the wires straight. KnitPro has always delivered high quality and this is not an exception.
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