Hi. I am a new knitter and just finished my second scarf (form my middle son). I used a variation of the 10 feet of Icelandic scarf on the free patterns page. I used wool yarn and used the size 7 needles the yarn recommended. I garter stitched for the first 4 rows and the 2 outside stiches on each row for the whole scarft. I did the stockingette stitch for the rest.
It is rolling inward quite badly - like a tube (I thought the garter on the edge would keep it relatively flat). My 6 year old does not care but it bothers me. Does anyone have any suggestions to fix it?
i looked again in the videos, under knitting and then the english method and looking at the example containing casting on knitting and binding off. and i got how to just slip the first one and not knit it. but then its a bit loose in the side.
maybe you'll understand by watching the video
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Agree with Ingrid that 2 garter sts isn't enough. The width of your border sts has to be heavy enough to offset the tendency to roll by st st. On a 6" scarf, it's not uncommon to have 1+" of garter on each side.
You could try crocheting a border after the fact to add fabric on the offending edges. What fiber are you using? Blocking may or may not help a little....
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One thing you can try, even now on the finished scarf:
Pick up stitches all around between the garter stitch border and the stocking stitch area. Then, bind them off immediately. Meg Swansen calls this a "speed bump" and it has worked like a charm for me to prevent rolling of stocking stitch when a narrow garter stitch edge was not effective. It's super easy, you can do it in a contrasting color or match it if you still have yarn. It actually looks great, it's a design element!
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