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Old 12-30-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Why does the border fold under
I just completed a prayer shawl with pockets for my mother. To avoid the rolling problem with stockinette, I added a garter stitch border at top, bottom and sides. The fabric doesn't roll, but the border folds over, why?
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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It may not have been wide enough to counteract the stockinette.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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I've had that problem, too. Even with wider borders it can happen. I read recently that if you create points in the border..meaning it isn't just a straight edge along the stockinette it will take care of that. I haven't tried it though. Not sure what you can do about it now..
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:20 AM   #4
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I've seen the same thing. Even with quite a wide border of garter it will want to fold. I'm not sure what to do on a shawl, but I've noticed that with a cardigan that the button bands seem to tame it.
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I have also tried a seed stitch boarder to prevent curling, but that folds UP (instead of under). Only blocking seems to be the cure.
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