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llorine54
12-15-2011, 07:02 PM
can enyone explain how not to have the edges curling? I over-heard some ladies talking about slipping the last stitch or the first stitch. It makes it lay down neat.....

Please help.
Letha

suzeeq
12-15-2011, 07:28 PM
Slipping the first or last stitch only keeps that edge st from curling under, it doesn't do anything to keep the entire edge from rolling into a tube. Doing several sts in garter or seed st at the beginning and end of the rows can help, so does blocking, but it's hard to get it absolutely flat.

Jan in CA
12-15-2011, 07:28 PM
If you're doing stockinette it curls. It's just the nature of the stitch and slipping the edge really doesn't help the curling. It makes a nice even edge, but you need a border to prevent curling and the wider the better. At least 6 stitches of a non-curling stitch like garter or seed stitch will help. Seaming will prevent it as well.

offgridgirl
12-15-2011, 09:00 PM
Excellent advise ^
It always good to alternate knits and purls for first few stitches.