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Old 03-09-2010, 02:25 PM   #201
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It's the front edge that I slip the stitch not the sides I sew together. It has only three buttons at the top and the edge all the way down is perfectly flat. Of course, the first eight stitches are knit on both sides of the piece, maybe that has something to do with it, I don't know.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:36 PM   #202
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Yes, 8 sts in garter is what keeps the front edge from curling. Slipping the edge st prevents only it from curling and makes a chain along it.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:12 PM   #203
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I am having the same problem with the curling. I started this http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTflora.htmljust the other day and I thought that the borders would overcome the curling issue, but unless I hold it flat, it curls in from both sides. Any suggestions? I am using double stranded Caron Country 75% Acrylic 25% Merino.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:36 PM   #204
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It may block flatter. Do you knit tight? Sometimes denser stitches will curl more than looser ones.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:38 AM   #205
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Well I don't knit tightly, but not loosely either, so I guess I am in between. I tried the piece with just single strand and it curled as well, and I didn't like the feel of it, so I thought since the pattern used 3 strand of thin yarn I could use 2 strand of "thicker" yarn. The country is thinner than 4 worsted tho it says "4". I like the feel of the double strand better, definitely the way to go on this one. Maybe blocking would help..??
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:18 AM   #206
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I've used country, it fluffs up after you've knit it, though it's still on the thinner side. If you're using it 3 strands of it on size 9s, that does make it awfully dense. Try two strands and block it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:41 PM   #207
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Maybe you missed it - I am using the two strands. So I will block it when done. Which method do you suggest? Just spraying it?
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Wasn't sure if you were following the pattern for 3 strands and was thinking of doing two, or already switched to 2 strands.

I just washed and dried the shawl I made with it. If you want, you can pin it out while it's damp.
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I will do that! I should have it done in the next couple days.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:58 PM   #210
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Well my project is finished! I blocked it by saturating it and pinning it out and letting it dry and that helped a little bit. Then I read on the internet that you can steam block acrylic and acrylic blends and I went ahead and did that and that is what really made a difference!

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