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CortonaSusie 03-05-2009 09:49 AM

Keeping scarf shape when taken off needles
Hi, I'm an experienced knitter but have recently started making very different cobwebby scarves with a very open texture. My problem is that if the scarf is 10" x 40" on the needles, but when I cast off it suddenly loses shape completely and because the yarn is textured, it would spoil it by blocking. I have tried knitting a heavier section at each end but this has not worked either and I am left with a really shapeless "thing"! I am using 20mm needles and a very fine yarn for cobweb effect and I really don't want to add a fringe - maybe I'll have to? Any solutions/ideas gratefully received!

suzeeq 03-05-2009 11:47 AM

You'll have to either block it, use heavier yarn or smaller needles. Blocking won't spoil textured yarn, it just opens it up and 'sets' it into shape.

CortonaSusie 03-05-2009 12:38 PM

Keeping Scarf Shape...
Thanks so much - will try blocking. Am using a sort of monofilament with little ribbon tufts attached -incredibly holey!

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