Somewhere I read that mohair is delicate when wet so should be spritzed. There was no explanation of the verb "to spritz". I took it to mean that mohair lace should not be fully immersed and wrung out like other wool but should be dampened - perhaps by spraying with water. I didn't really feel like spraying water all over the parlour or the spare bedroom and doubted I'd be able to evenly wet the shawl this way, so I thoroughly dampened an old white bath towel and wrapped the shawl in it. By thoroughly dampened I mean not dripping wet or just moist but about the same amount of wet as would come out of the spin cycle of a washing machine.
The rolled up shawl/towel was left overnight and then pinned out on the spare bed. It was left to fend for itself for two days. Here it is before I unpinned it last night.
I'm a bit disappointed that the scallops didn't block all that well - it was a bit tight. If you look really hard, you'll also spot a mistake with the centre rib - it went off for about 8 rows.
What do you think? This was knitted for a charity raffle and it is far from perfect. Should knit something else for the raffle or submit this?