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Old 12-14-2012, 12:19 PM   #241
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Here's a link to exhaustive series on curling edges. You've hit the high points already although the link leaves out Yoda.
Leaves out Yoda?? How can it leave out Yoda? That's the most important thing!

But seriously, thanks!
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #242
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Is your STOCKINETTE CURLING?
I am knitting a reverse stockinette scarf. I began with four rows of garter stitch after the cast on, however, the fabric is curling where I began the stockinette stitch. I have a border at the side edges and it isn't curling at the sides. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #243
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Have you washed and blocked it yet? That might help some.

For future reference, though, you'll probably need to add a wider boarder at the bottom and top to keep it from curling.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #244
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You can wash and dry the part you've got finished, but even with a wool yarn, that may not counteract the curl at the lower edge. Four rows of garter stitch is only 2 ridges, and you probably need a bit more, like 6 rows/3 ridges or even 4 ridges. It tends to want to flip up really, more than curl, and you can do a row of k1 p1 at the transition which could help. This article can help.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #245
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Right. I was going to say that 4 rows is not enough. The sides will curl without a good border, too.

Reverse stockinette is the same as reg. stockinette.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #246
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I'm working on a scarf at the mo that's stockinette with two pearl thin purl pannels, it curled so, as per internet advice, I ripped the lot back and started again but with a straight knit border. It's still curling! I read that if I make it twice as long, double it over and hem the edges then it will lie flat. It'll be a lot of work so I'm after opinions before I continue
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:26 PM   #247
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Garter all around
to do this I do a certain number of rows at the bottom in garter stitch. I then knit a certain number of stitches on the left and right side in garter stitch. Then after I do as much stockinette as I want I do the same number of rows in garter at the top as I did at the bottom. That little bit of garter all around really helps with the curling and to me makes kind of a nice frame for the stockinette and also an even depth in the fabric.
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