ashy4 wrote:Being a student in theatre the word 'blocking' has a whole other meaning for me, but seeing what is being done it seems kind of interesting. From what I read researched blocking is 'stretching and shaping a finished knitted piece to reach the dimensions suggested in the pattern', so does that mean that my 8 inch squares can be stretched to 9 1/2" without distorting the look, or is that too much?
That's too much for them to stretch. When the blanket is washed, the squares will shrink back to their normal size, and things could get weird in the seaming. So, if your squares are too small, it's best to switch to larger needles.