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Old 06-29-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Curled edges
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I don't remember what to do about curled edges on my small knitted items. Does washing and pinning while damp take care of it? I'm knitting clothes for 18" dolls.

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Old 06-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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What stitch are you using? Curling happens 99.9% of the time when you're using stockinette stitch. You would have to use a wide border of garter or seed stitch to stop the curling. But since you're making dolls clothes, I don't think a wide border would work.

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Old 06-29-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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You can try blocking but if it's stockinette, it just wants to curl and it will have its way. This is a very familiar topic. Lots of discussion here. and some ideas here in part one of a series on fixing curling. In some cases it's helped by a deep border of garter or seed st but that may not be possible for the small items you're knitting. Maybe lining the item?
Hope you can find a solution!
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by knitcindy View Post
What stitch are you using? Curling happens 99.9% of the time when you're using stockinette stitch. You would have to use a wide border of garter or seed stitch to stop the curling. But since you're making dolls clothes, I don't think a wide border would work.

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Yep, stockinette.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
You can try blocking but if it's stockinette, it just wants to curl and it will have its way. This is a very familiar topic. Lots of discussion here. and some ideas here in part one of a series on fixing curling. In some cases it's helped by a deep border of garter or seed st but that may not be possible for the small items you're knitting. Maybe lining the item?
Hope you can find a solution!
Thanks. Guess I'll just wash and pin, and hope for the best.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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If you'll be sewing the edges that will stop it.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:34 PM   #7
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I border afghans and scarves when I dont want curling.
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