When you talk about putting a border on a scarf, do you mean do two (or three) rows
of garter stitch before starting the pattern? I'm having this issue, too with a scarf I'm trying to make that involves ribbing. It was curling at the bottom which was extremely annoying!
To prevent the sides from curling in should I keep knit stitches on the outside? This is kind of an awkward question to phrase, but instead of alternating knit/purl on the first stitch, should I keep knit stitches consistent as my first/second stiches to prevent curling?
Sorry for all the questions. I'm obviously a newbie