To start off I fill my sink with hot water but not scolding hot, you do not want to burn your hands! While the water is filling ad either some dish soap or some Soak knitting detergent. I found that there are different opinions on how long you should leave the item in the water, I leave my items in the water from 15-30 minutes. I made the mistake once of leaving a scarf in too long and the water got cold and made it difficult to block the scarf, also the scarf gained a musky smell, so I had to reblock the scarf.
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