Let’s talk more about tools. My local yarn shop got these in a while back and I wanted to give them a whirl. I’ve used them a couple times so I’m ready to review!
These blockers are an alternative (or addition to) using traditional blocking pins. Each blocker (there are two lengths) has a plastic square (handle) with rust resistant stainless steel pins coming out. They work best on straight edges although I’ve used the shorter blockers on mild curves. Each blocker has little anchor holes that are for stringing across long sections. I’ve never actually tried using the stringing method because the blocked edge wouldn’t be as even. There are eight of the smaller blockers (which are just over an inch long) and twelve larger blockers (about two and a half inches long). They come in a plastic case to keep the pins from puncturing anything they shouldn’t.
Much faster to pin with this these than regular t-pins or even blocking wires.
The plastic piece is sturdy and the pins are sharp.
For long and/or multiple straight edges you will need more than one set.
Price – If one set was all you needed I think $25 would be very reasonable. However, if you need multiple sets that would start to get pricey.
My Grade: B
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