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Old 10-13-2006, 04:33 PM   #61
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Hey, can I jump in here? I taught my friend how to knit and purl, and told her about stockinette curling, so she is doing her first scarf in 4x4 rib. I haven't seen it in person, but she says that it is curling. Does 4x4 rib curl badly? She's about 6" into the scarf, and since it's her first, I don't want her to be discouraged with something unwearable.

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Old 10-13-2006, 04:39 PM   #62
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The 4 stitches on each side equate to stockinette on the edges. The edge stitches need to be broken up more, say with a garter edge or seed stitch edge.
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Old 10-13-2006, 04:45 PM   #63
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ohhhhhh ... I get it. Is it saveable? It's 100% wool.
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Old 10-13-2006, 04:52 PM   #64
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A crochet border would help flatten it, or she could pick up and knit a border when the scarf is done.

This is my order of preference:

1. Rip out the 6" and start over.
2. Crochet a single crochet border around the scarf.
3. Pick up and knit an attached garter/seed border.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:40 AM   #65
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i am new here soooo about scarf curling you can sincle crochet around the edge of the scarf c rocheting on the wrong side works for me
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:16 PM   #66
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Lately I've been seeing guys wearing beanies (non-handmade) that seem to be only stockinette. I want to make my sons each a beanie, but I realize I need a border to keep the hat from having a roll brim (which would not look like the beanie I have in mind). But it makes me curious - how do the manufacturers keep their hats from rolling? Are they lined? Double-knitted? What do you think their trick is?
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:12 PM   #67
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What about plain old garter stitch? I'm finding that's curling as well.
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:39 PM   #68
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The outer edges of garter shouldn't curl, though a bit of the bottom does sometimes. You're knitting every row?
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:57 PM   #69
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If you are using garter stitch as a border for stockinette to keep it from curling, you have to have quite a few rows of it for it to be effective. I don't know if this is what you are meaning, but plain garter stitch, knit every stitch of every row, should not curl at all.
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:10 PM   #70
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Yes, I'm knitting every row :/
It's a tie, so it's a bit thin right now, and it's spiraling
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