CocoKnits Knitter's Block for Blocking Your Handknits

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CocoKnits Knitter's Block Interlocking System for Blocking Handknits

The Knitter’s Block is a set of 12” square blocking tiles that snap together like pieces of a puzzle making it the perfect place to arrange and block your finished hand knitted garment. Blocks may be arranged in a variety of ways to suit your blocking needs. The Knitter's Block Set has recently been redesigned and now includes more blocking tiles, more T-pins, and (our favorite!) a cotton square cloth with 1" gingham making measuring while blocking so easy!

Kits includes:

  • 18 interlocking, fiber-topped EVA foam tiles, each measures 12" × 12" (tiles from the new kit are compatible with older Knitter's Block tiles)
  • 40 stainless steel T-pins
  • 48" square cotton cloth woven with 1" square gingham to help measure your finished piece
  • A sturdy jute bag to contain the kit

To see the Knitter's Block in action and read tips on blocking, see the Blocking Tutorial.

What makes Knitter's Block Special?

  • Very low, lightly barbed pile
    • fabric covering gently grips your knitting without pilling or leaving fibers
  • Heat resistant
    • essential for steam blocking
  • Thick backing of waterproof EVA
    • suitable for use on any surface since moisture won’t seep through
    • Because the tiles don't absorb water, blocked items will dry faster than with towels and cloths
    • holds pins firmly in place 
  • Versatile
    • can be assembled in a variety of sizes from a square for sweater pieces, a long rectangle for scarves or a triangle for shawls
  • Compact
    • blocks are stored in a sturdy 14”x14” bag

To see the Knitter's Block in action and read tips on blocking, see the Blocking Tutorial.

Designer Julie Weisenburg on why she invented the Knitter's Block Set: "First-time blockers are always amazed by the difference blocking makes to the final appearance of their knitting. After blocking, sweater parts lay flat, stitches even out, and what looked like a wild mess now behaves nicely. It’s like magic! After 20 years of teaching knitting, I’ve never grown tired of instructing my students on finishing techniques. In fact, the technique of blocking is one of my favorite things to demonstrate. I used to demonstrate blocking with pieces of carpet, but carpet scorched easily and was too thin for blocking pins to sink into.  Rugs, towels and bulky blocking boards weren’t much better. Many of my students didn’t bother to block because it was such a cumbersome task. With this in mind, I set out to improve on the carpet pieces. I eventually had special tiles custom made for blocking, and the end result is my Knitter’s Block kit."