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Old 02-18-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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My edges are curling
I am knitting a scarf and the outside edges are curling in. The pattern
starts and ends every other row with:
(RS) k1, sl 1 purlwise, k1 or k2. ends with sl 1 purlwise, k1.
(WS) p4, ends with p4.
When I sl 1 purlwise I am keeping the yarn in back because the st before and after this sl st is always a knit stitch. Is this correct?
Should the sides be curling in like they are and then I correct it with blocking or could this be the patterns intended design?
Would it help if I just sl the 1st stitch of every row. (RS) knitwise, (WS) purlwise?
Would this keep the sides from curling?
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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Slipping only one st doesn't really help keep the edge from curling. Stockinette by itself wants to roll in, blocking will only help a little. You need a few sts of garter or seed st at the edges that will help more, along with a few rows at the start and end. You might try k1 sl k1 sl 1 at the beginning and sl 1, k1 sl 1 k1 at the end to see if that helps, or slip 3 sts, but you need more than one.
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