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Hvail1 11-10-2013 12:41 AM

My knitted lace still curls!!
 
I'm knitting lace scarves and even though there isn't a purl anywhere, the scarves still curl up on the sides. Does anyone know why? Thanks! Heather Vail

Jan in CA 11-10-2013 01:23 AM

What pattern are you using? Maybe you are knitting too tightly?

Lighting57 11-10-2013 09:03 AM

Some patterns that are knit on a bias will curl too.

Hvail1 11-10-2013 09:45 AM

http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/...rFriendly=true

Except I'm knitting everywhere, no purl. I'm knitting really loosely too - at least I think I am :-)

Jan in CA 11-10-2013 01:08 PM

You are purling every other row.
Row 1 and every odd numbered row: K2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

So you're going to have some curling because it's similar to stockinette even though it's lace. Blocking may help some at the end.

Hvail1 11-10-2013 03:32 PM

No I'm sorry, I'm not purling anywhere. I'm purposely knitting where it says to purl to keep it from curling - and yet it still curls. I will see if I can post a picture. The ones I've taken were too large to post.

Jan in CA 11-10-2013 06:03 PM

Oh, I didn't realize that. It must be because of the lace pattern. :think:

DogCatMom 11-10-2013 10:22 PM

Lots of lace patterns look like...ah...well, they look pretty wild and/or awful in the hand while we're working on them.

But after they're blocked, ah! then they shine. Reading the instructions for this lace scarf ("wonderful spring scarf" etc.), I see that one is to knit until the scarf is 60 inches from the CO; it will block to 70 inches!

That's quite a change. I'd say the curl you're experiencing will be dealt with in the blocking, as long as you're using a natural-fiber yarn. Are you? There are ways to make acrylic yarn behave, but I don't think it can be made to stretch from 60 to 70 inches....


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