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Old 04-24-2008, 11:28 PM   #131
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Hi I have this happen ~
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Alternating knit and purl every row cause that's what you see on the RS of a piece is what you do when you make garter st in the round. You have to because you don't work on the WS, only on the RS. Not to confuse you or anything....

But yeah, for garter edging, you knit across all stitches on one row (if you're doing it in stockinette) then knit the first 3 or 5 on the WS row, purl across to the last 3 or 5 and knit them.

I have been ribbing instead purl side -on the round to join stiches. But following the pattern is the best solution it's tricky! ~ I know
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:38 PM   #132
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curling scarf
I was trying to knit a houndstooth scarf and the sides curled up and it looked like a tube, then I tried to crochet around the scarf but didnt work. HELP I want to do again but dont know how to make it not curl. Please help me!
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:57 PM   #133
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Hi Ingrid, in blocking the product, it's like when you are blocking a smocking you pin it and then steam over about 2" over the yarn? I think a read something like that in a knitting magazine.
Thanks for the enligtment.
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:22 PM   #134
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I have a problem in my stockinette curling, too. I'm working on a scarf where I have three garter stitches each side, and the stockinette in between. The scarf is curling in on itself on the sides. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:37 AM   #135
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Hi mshollie,
I made a garter scarf for my baby (my first trial knit!) and it curls up like a tube too. Was teased by my husband =.="
shall try to look at some books but would appreciate any help here!!!
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:14 AM   #136
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Hi! This is my first post here, and I joined specifically because my stockingette stitch is curling! Great idea, whoever made this a "sticky" post!!!

I've only been knitting for a couple of weeks, but I'm a very quick learner, having done many things with my hands. I'm making an "earflap hat" (don't know the "correct" terminology) for my DH on circular needles. I'm using a mid-weight alpaca on size 5 circular needles. It's coming out great except that my earflaps, done in stockingette, curl up like window shades! Which, of course, is NOT a great look for sweetie!

I'm following the pattern exactly, and the ones in the picture don't curl! Is there anything I can do to stop this? I thought of doing a row of single crochet around the outside (there's ANOTHER skill I'll have to learn!) or may be forced to line them with a light weight fleece if I can't figure anything else out. Any ideas?
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:23 PM   #137
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You may find that alpaca will block flat. Also, if you add ties to it, that should be enough to hold the 'shades' down.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:00 PM   #138
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Thank you Ingrid. Have a nice Thanksgiving
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:16 PM   #139
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How can I get my Harry Potter scarf to stop curling up without it looking bad or having to take it out?
I used the stockenett stitch, size 6 needles, and worsted weight yarn. I tried before with circular needles but it was too thick.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:18 PM   #140
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and what is blocking and will it work for worsted?
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