Originally Posted by Jan in CA
You'll need to have a long cable to pick up stitches along the vertical side of the knitting. If you make the border wide enough it should help prevent curling. That's why some people crochet..because they don't have to use a long cable and have all those stitches on the needle.
It's best to add the border as you go though.
Thanks. By cable do you mean that I need to use Circular Needles? Cause I did just buy some that should be long enough.
So I would use that to put a border along the long sides of the scarf going from cast on to cast off ends and that can help? As opposed to adding 5 or more stitches at both ends of each rows (as I should have as I was making it!) I need to practice with the circular needles anyway since I have never used them so this would add to my use of it to practice things. I want to try the seed stitch.
I now know how to do it in the future and I am not concerned with making it gift quality, it was great practice piece and is already full of holes and one are that I somehow ended up with a bunch of extra stitches for a few rows in the middle so it is wonky. But my 9 year old thinks that it is amazing and wonderful-- she is a great kid
I am going to call it my Swiss Cheese Scarf!