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Old 11-12-2007, 02:05 PM   #111
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I'm a relative newby and maybe I can put in my 2 cents worth and help someone.

I have many st st patterns that say to slip the first and last sts knitwise or purlwise according to which rown you are doing. This has always worked for me. Likewise the garter stitch border, especially when it is part of the design already. And I have found that the items I'm knitting with the fur/eyelash yarns do not curl. I'm doing a scarf in one now and it's flat as a pancake as far as not curling and really lush because of the type of yarn.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:02 PM   #112
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I found an interesting shawl pattern in Odd Ball Knitting. There are 3 sts in stockinette at each edge, the middle of the shawl is knit in garter. The stockinette doesn't curl.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:34 PM   #113
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I'm working on a scarf and mine rolls up something fierce, hehe. I was thinking of adding a couple rows of single crochet all the way around, you think that might work? I will finish the scarf, try that and let you all know.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:23 PM   #114
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Thanks ,this was very helpful!!
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Ok, this may already have been answered here, but I'm making a scarf. I purl eight, knit eight, and purl eight, and then every sixth row, I cable the knit stitches. I'm a newb. Anywho, my purled sides keep rolling inwards towards the cable. Is there anything that I can do to it now to fix the rolling, or do I have to start over and do something like: 3 knit, then 8 p, 8 kn, 8 p, and then 3 knit? Your help would be great!
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:19 AM   #116
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It could be that it's supposed to curl to form an edging around the cable? If you don't like it though, and you're willing, a garter stitch edge would help tremendously.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:22 PM   #117
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Will a lace pattern that based in st st curl? you know one that has purl side and knit side...

I've done these before but it's always had a garten stitch boarder, I'm just not sure if it was for the nice way a boarder looks or to help keep it from curling.

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Old 12-11-2007, 09:05 PM   #118
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Problem increasing stitches in stockinette
Hi - I have been told to knit the first two and last two of a purl row when working in stockinette stitch in order to help it not curl on the sides, but when I do that I always increase the stitches. I'm very new and I've done about 5 scarfs just knitting, but I really love the look of the stockinette stitch. Plus I want to move on to other patterns.

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Hi - I have been told to knit the first two and last two of a purl row when working in stockinette stitch in order to help it not curl on the sides, but when I do that I always increase the stitches. I'm very new and I've done about 5 scarfs just knitting, but I really love the look of the stockinette stitch. Plus I want to move on to other patterns.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Make sure that you bring the yarn to the back between the needles before you knit the edge stitches. If you keep it in front as you do when purling, you'll get an extra yarn-over stitch.
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:53 AM   #120
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Make sure that you bring the yarn to the back between the needles before you knit the edge stitches. If you keep it in front as you do when purling, you'll get an extra yarn-over stitch.
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