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grammama9 06-29-2012 11:48 AM

Curled edges
 
Hello All-

I don't remember what to do about curled edges on my small knitted items. Does washing and pinning while damp take care of it? I'm knitting clothes for 18" dolls.

Thanks!

knitcindy 06-29-2012 12:23 PM

What stitch are you using? Curling happens 99.9% of the time when you're using stockinette stitch. You would have to use a wide border of garter or seed stitch to stop the curling. But since you're making dolls clothes, I don't think a wide border would work.

knitcindy

salmonmac 06-29-2012 12:28 PM

You can try blocking but if it's stockinette, it just wants to curl and it will have its way. This is a very familiar topic. Lots of discussion here. and some ideas here in part one of a series on fixing curling. In some cases it's helped by a deep border of garter or seed st but that may not be possible for the small items you're knitting. Maybe lining the item?
Hope you can find a solution!

grammama9 06-29-2012 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knitcindy (Post 1351227)
What stitch are you using? Curling happens 99.9% of the time when you're using stockinette stitch. You would have to use a wide border of garter or seed stitch to stop the curling. But since you're making dolls clothes, I don't think a wide border would work.

knitcindy

Yep, stockinette.

grammama9 06-29-2012 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by salmonmac (Post 1351229)
You can try blocking but if it's stockinette, it just wants to curl and it will have its way. This is a very familiar topic. Lots of discussion here. and some ideas here in part one of a series on fixing curling. In some cases it's helped by a deep border of garter or seed st but that may not be possible for the small items you're knitting. Maybe lining the item?
Hope you can find a solution!

Thanks. Guess I'll just wash and pin, and hope for the best.

suzeeq 06-29-2012 01:22 PM

If you'll be sewing the edges that will stop it.

InterNette 06-29-2012 10:34 PM

I border afghans and scarves when I dont want curling.


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