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Marie743 12-08-2011 12:36 PM

scarf that is curling
I have knitted a scarf half way thru and it has curled from the sides. I have placed heavy books acrossed it which hasn't helped much. How can I get the curl out so that it lays flat?

suzeeq 12-08-2011 12:50 PM

You won't if you did it in stockinette stitch - knit one row, purl the other - it always wants to curl into a tube. You can counteract that somewhat by knitting the edge stitches in garter or seed stitch, sometimes by steaming.

Jan in CA 12-08-2011 03:13 PM

The simple fact is that stockinette curls. Non curling borders can help some, but they aren't perfect either. They sometimes fold over into the stockinette. Here's a few links that may help along with other suggestions you get.

These are all about combating the curl whether it's a button band or whatever so there are various suggestions and more links at the bottom of the article.

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