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love2beweird 12-02-2008 08:00 PM

How can I get my Harry Potter scarf to stop curling up without it looking bad or having to take it out?
 
I used the stockenett stitch, size 6 needles, and worsted weight yarn. I tried before with circular needles but it was too thick.How can I get my Harry Potter scarf to stop curling up without it looking bad or having to take it out?
:knitting:

RadarEars 12-03-2008 05:49 AM

To stop stocking stitch curling up, for something like a scarf, your best bet, in my opinion, is to knit about four rows of rib (or however many you want) before you start the stocking stitch and when the scarf is finished, then knit the same amount of rib rows at the end.

teachermom 12-03-2008 06:27 AM

When I knit the Harry Potter scarf for my son a few years ago - I knit it in the round.

Stockinette likes to curl, usually the way that is controlled is by knitting a round or two of rib, garter, purl. To keep it from curling in on the sides - moss/seed or garter a few stitches on each side of the scarf.

If you go back to knitting in the round, use DPN's and cast on fewer stitches to reduce the bulk. You may have to play around with it a bit till you get the desired effect.

OffJumpsJack 12-03-2008 01:55 PM

Have you Asked Hermione?
 
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Originally Posted by love2beweird (Post 1179976)
I used the stockenett stitch, size 6 needles, and worsted weight yarn. I tried before with circular needles but it was too thick.How can I get my Harry Potter scarf to stop curling up without it looking bad or having to take it out?
:knitting:


She used a hair potion before the Yewl Ball, perhaps she'd have a charm or potion for the yarn? :)

I'd actually suggest using a garter stitch for the scarf, that way it would be reversible without having to be a double thick tube.

But you could ask Prof. Flitwick, I'm sure he whould have several possible charms for just such vexing annoyances.

--Jack :guyknitting:

P.S. If you haven't heard of it, visit the Harry Potter Lexicon and it's forum.

Jan in CA 12-03-2008 04:19 PM

Stockinette stitch curls. It's the nature of the beast. There is a thread at the top this page that has suggestions. Short of taking it out about the only thing you can do is pick up the stitches and try adding a border. A few rows of crochet, or 5 rows of garter or seed stitch should stop it.

mrspotter-tru 12-03-2008 04:43 PM

TASSLES!!!! I used tassles on mine, and it stopped the curling!!!


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