Can anyone think of, or has anyone heard of a non-aqueous, pre-blocking, soaking liquid? The deal is I’m working on a double-knit rug made out of jute twine. I’d like to soak it in an effort to even out the stitchery a little. Knitting with jute is a little like knitting with wood. It doesn’t have a lot of give or spring and inevitably I forget to stop and pull each stitch tight and so end up with some loose-looking stitches. I’d like to give it a good long soak in something other than water. If you soak jute in water, it looks kind of old and worn out after it dries. I like the fresh and perky look for this project I’m working on so I’d like to find something other than water to soak it in. I’m almost thinking about sending it to the dry cleaners but I’d prefer to do it myself. Does anyone know what the dry cleaners use?