I did a post some time ago about how to block a knitted item. It wasn't totally serious, but then I try never to be too serious here.
I was asked if I could show pictures of how I block using blocking wires. This is definitely not the definitive guide to the process. The pictures were taken at 10 PM on Christmas Eve, so the scarf could end up under the tree the next day. The quality of the light wasn't great, but I think you can get the idea.
As before, I start by placing the scarf in a sink of hot water, with a drop of hair conditioner added. You will have to use your imagination.
While the water is cooling, gather the supplies.
a kit I bought at Knit Picks), a pen and a paper bag. Most sources recommend a tape measure and if I were doing a sweater, I would use one, but since this is a scarf, a piece of paper is all that is required.
After the scarf has soaked and the water has been squeezed out of it, spread it out on the blocking mat.
Take one of the wires and start feeding it through the edge of the scarf.
Next, square up the corners.
After the piece is fully dry, remove the pins and the wires, and enjoy your scarf.
In case you were wondering, LCBO is the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, where we go in Ontario to buy wine and spirits. It is also the best source of heavy brown paper, since the other stores all use plastic bags, these days.