Question about softening/blocking a Hemlock Ring
- Hello all! I just joined this group although I'm currently working on
my second Hemlock Ring. I'm using 100% wool yarn, but it's incredibly
stiff and scratchy (and was only 100 yen a ball here in Japan) and I
wanted to ask some advice about softening and blocking a Hemlock Ring
that extends to approximately the 55th row of Jared Flood's chart.
I've read a lot on ravelry about how using hair conditioner can
significantly soften scratchy knitted things, but that using too much
can make it sticky. So my question is this: how much hair conditioner
should I use for a 55th-row Hemlock Ring, how long should I soak it,
and in what kind (hot/cold) of water should I do this? Thanks so much
in advance for your suggestions!