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Nena 06-29-2010 07:23 PM

I just wanted to ask if there's anyway to keep stockinette from curling? also, it looks cruddy whenever I cast on. Any suggestions?

snelly 06-29-2010 08:01 PM

Cruddy cast on
I'm not sure what you mean by "cruddy" but I might suggest that you try different ways of casting on to see what is most comfortable to you. I only you know of two ways to CO the long tail CO and the knit CO(where you use both needles I don't know if that is what it's called.) HTH:)

suzeeq 06-29-2010 08:31 PM

Stockinette is going to curl because of the way the yarn is wrapped around the sts. You need to have a border around it, so you would knit about 4-6 rows, knit the next row and on the purl row knit the first and last 5 sts to keep it them in garter stitch. This frames the stockinette and helps keep it flatter.

If you're using a backward loop cast on, that's not a good one to start a project with, it's loose and loopy. Try the knit or cable cast on shown in videos on the cast ons page.

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