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Old 05-25-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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Preventing rolling
I am making a sweater using a circular needle in all stockinette stitch, is there anything I can do to the bottom hem of the sweater to keep it from rolling upwards? Sewing something on the bottom etc.

help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 05-25-2005, 09:44 PM   #2
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Rolling is the nature of stockinette. But you could either knit a border for the bottom or crochet a border. Good Luck
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:43 PM   #3
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would sewing something like bias tape or something on the back help?
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:45 PM   #4
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Hey....try it! You never know! I kinda like the look of a rolled edge on some things, though...
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It would only take about 4 rows of knit as a border to prevent rolling. I just made a tank that was stockinette with a 4 row garter stitch border around the bottom and I really like how it looks.
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:54 PM   #6
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Hey, thanks a lot!

So to make a border, all I need to do is pick up the stitches around the bottom and knit them?
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Old 05-25-2005, 11:21 PM   #7
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Well, you would usually do garter as your first rows....if you pick them up & knit them, they will be upside-down...but, Im all for trying anything!
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Old 05-25-2005, 11:39 PM   #8
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I don't think an upside down garter stitch would look much different - if any - than a right side up garter stitch. Go for it!!

So I take it you've already started the sweater?? What's the pattern?
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Old 05-26-2005, 06:23 PM   #9
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One thing I've done and liked, is to pick up stitches along the bottom edge, and knit an inside hem: Knit a row plain, then on the next round decrease 10% of the stitches, to prevent it from being a bulky hem. Knit for an inch or inch and a half, then just whip stitch each stitch to a purl nub of the inside of the garment. Don't do this tightly, or it will gather or show.

So, in case this isn't clear: this hem is worked in stockinette, and is folded up inside the garment and bound off by sewing to the garment. This is how I hemmed the Bumble Bees Sweater shown here. As you can see, the hem shows as a thicker bottom, but looks good, no problem with rolling.

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Hey thanks! I worked on knitting some decorative thread on the bottom hem, to make it pretty, and it turned out nice... and non rolling! thanks!!

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