Blocking matters, even when you don’t think it will. I just finished a pair of Dash mittens. I blocked the first one so that I would know whether it would fit the intended recipient – I was worried that the wrist might be tight. It turned out ok, then I knit the other one. Here’s what they look like, left one is blocked, the right one isn’t:
This shows that one can really shape things with wool. They don’t look like they are the same size to me, what about you? The blocked mitten is shorter and fatter (what I intended), and the cables have smoothed themselves into a wonderful swirling thing.
Off to block the other one now. Let’s hope for similar blocking magic!