Sock Blockers – Fiori
These Fiori Sock Blockers have been designed to help with the drying process of your socks after washing. They are crafted from 4mm plywood, featuring a smooth surface on both the front and back, as well as the edges.
They are intentionally left unvarnished, allowing you the freedom to paint or varnish them according to your preferences. The available sizes are based on your actual handmade knitted socks.
Blocking your socks is recommended for two main reasons. Firstly, during the initial wash, the fibers loosen up, resulting in a softer and more uniform fabric. Secondly, blocking helps you shape the knitted material and enhances the stitch pattern, preventing it from appearing wrinkled or untidy.
These are brilliant tools to use in the care and maintenance of knitted socks.
How to use sock blockers
- Drying: After washing your socks, these tools provide an easy way to dry them. By stretching the wet sock over the form, the blocker helps maintain the shape and size of the sock as it dries. This ensures that the sock retains its intended fit and appearance.
- Shaping: Your sock blockers will aid in shaping your knitted sock. When your wet sock is stretched over the blocker, it helps straighten any uneven stitches. Also evening out the overall knitted fabric. This process enhances the sock’s visual appeal, making it look more professional and nicely finished.
- Size consistency: Available in different sizes corresponding to various shoe sizes. Using the correctly sized blocker ensures that your socks achieve a consistent size and fit. This is particularly useful when making multiple pairs of socks or when gifting handmade socks to others.
- Opening up your stitch patterns: By blocking socks you open up and define the stitch patterns in the fabric. By stretching the sock over the blocker, the stitches are evenly distributed. Therefore allowing your intricate patterns or textures become more visible. Resulting in a more polished and attractive final product.
Sock blockers play a crucial role in maintaining the shape, size, and appearance of your knitted socks. They contribute to the wear and finish of the socks, making them a valuable tool for knitters and sock enthusiasts.