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4.666666 out of 5 stars

Blocking Mats


Forget that cumbersome blocking board or random towels lying around the house. These foam rubber mats fit together like puzzle pieces to make the size and shape you need. It is an affordable and portable alternative to blocking boards. One side is smooth, one side is has texture. Contains nine 12" grey squares, 3/8" thick .

Note: Sorry, this item ships ground only (no 2nd day) and will ship separately from other items.
Item No. 80597

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Blocking Starter Tool Kit
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“They are worth the money. The squares melt into each other when you are putting them together! And they are nice and flat, not lumpy bumpy…Your blocking pins jab into these with ease.”

“Used with pins or with blocking wires to speed the process of pinning out lace points, this easy-to-store alternative to a large blocking surface will have your efforts looking more professional.”  Creative Knitting November 2009

“Thank you Knit Picks! I’m also the proud owner of a KP yarn ball winder. Seriously, at that price, why wouldn’t I get one?? The mats are also well priced and they interlock nicely. I’ve got some of them in use now with the Not Quite Straight Scarf.”, March 2009

“Those blocking pads? So awesome. Immediately added to the cart. I also threw in some blocking pins, yarn to make more ipod cozies, and a few other goodies.”, March 2009

Podcast episode 123 is all about blocking your knitted projects.

4 out of 5 stars

Agree - needs the grid lines! Do you pin on the smooth side or the textured side?

5 out of 5 stars

The great thing about owning the ball winder is that you can wind almost all of your yarn and your friends yarns too, and be done in the time it would take to do one or two skeins by hand. I love being able to stack my yarns neatly in my storage baskets and seeing what I have when I want it.

5 out of 5 stars

I wish I bought these long ago. I used to block on towels but getting pins to stick through the towel was a pain, sometimes literally! Pins go into the mats easily, and I like that I can arrange the mats to fit the project. The only downside is that they need a case - I'm currently storing them in the shipping box.

5 out of 5 stars

Overall, I love my set. I've had them about three years now. One had some puffing and a change in texture on top (not sure why), but overall these have held up well to moderate use. I agree that a grid would be nice. I have not had color transfer onto finished projects.

4 out of 5 stars

I would order these in a minute if they had a 1" grid on them.

5 out of 5 stars

Adding a 1"grid would add immeasurably to these for me, especially when blocking to a specific size.

5 out of 5 stars

These fit the bill perfectly! I love everything from knit picks!

5 out of 5 stars

These mats are wonderful. They pin easily, and lock together well. They are sturdy and washable, making them perfect for my crochet work.

4 out of 5 stars

I am buying a 2nd set of these blocking mats because I need more area for large shawls and long scarves. I like the versatility of being able to put together these in any shape you need. The only thing I wish KP would add is a grid of lines so you could align the piece straight. A 1"x1" grid would be great, at least that would give a starting point. Other than that, these are great.