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kinder 06-24-2007 03:12 PM

Curling stockinette
 
Hi, I have been knitting for a long time but have recently found a pattern that I need to make with the St St and would like to know how others have successfully dealt with the curling of the bottom. In the past I have done a turning row and hemmed the bottom but this shawl does not lend itself to that improvising. Any ideas? thanks, Karen

Braden 06-24-2007 03:25 PM

There is really no way, except if you're using wool, you can block it out. Backing it with fleece will also keep it from rolling in.

suzeeq 06-24-2007 03:29 PM

Many shawls have from 3-8 rows of garter stitch on the ends, then a few stitches of garter on each edge to prevent rolling and/or curling. If you don't like garter, there's seed stitch as well.

Jan in CA 06-24-2007 03:48 PM

There is a sticky link at the top of the page that has info and lots of ideas for curling stockinette.

Shandeh 06-26-2007 03:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 887170)
There is a sticky link at the top of the page that has info and lots of ideas for curling stockinette.

Here's the thread Jan is referring to:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ad.php?t=32810

marykz 06-26-2007 08:52 AM

and if you want, a crochet edging can help, and often looks pretty on a shawl... Also, there's a book- knitting over the edge? I think? that has lota of gorgeous knitted edgings to adapt to patterns.


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