Blocking is an important final step in any knitting project, aligning and evening stitches, straightening edges and opening up lace designs. Blocking wires make the process so much easier! Each set of our Fibre Dreams Blocking Wires contains a baker’s dozen (13) light-weight, stainless steel wires. The wires are 3 feet long and come packaged in a slim plastic storage tube. For those new to blocking, we love techknitter's “why and how” discussion of the process. Knitting Daily also has a very good two-part blocking series here and here, and a tutorial on blocking a triangular lace shawl here.