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Old 12-29-2006, 03:21 PM   #81
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will creating a scarf by alternating a few rows of st and reverse st keep it from curling?
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:11 PM   #82
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Stockinette Help Help
Ok I have a scarf that I am working on. I started with 3 rows of knit and I have an border on each edge of 3 knit stitches. Something is still wrong. It is not really curling. Not like it did w/o the border, but rolling up on itself. More like a tube than a scarf. Will blocking help? I read the article about blocking and still don't understand. I still have 140 rows before I cast off but if anyone can help me. Please help. This is my first knitting project although I have crocheted for years and years. My Harry Potter scarf is rolling up.
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:16 PM   #83
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Stockinette is a pretty tought stitch...it doesn't want to give up the roll very easily. I think that sometimes it does require more than 3 stitches on either side to keep it from rolling. not sure what a good number is though. I am inclined to do a stockinette stitch scarf in the round so that i don't have to worry about it. probably five on each side might be your best bet.


Not sure about reversing the pattern but logically i would THINK that would have to work.
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:10 AM   #84
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My poor scarf! I didn't realize stockinette curled so badly, but I have about two feet and I don't want to just quit working on it. It's acrylic too, so I can't block it can I? Or would that help? I should have done more border on the sides, but the pattern I was following said to do a 2 knit border so thats what I did. Ah well.

Is there anything else I can do, steaming helped, but a few minutes later it curled back up!
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:37 AM   #85
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Acrylic won't hold a blocking, I'm afraid.
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:01 AM   #86
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Originally Posted by Skyrimir
My poor scarf! I didn't realize stockinette curled so badly, but I have about two feet and I don't want to just quit working on it. It's acrylic too, so I can't block it can I? Or would that help? I should have done more border on the sides, but the pattern I was following said to do a 2 knit border so thats what I did. Ah well.

Is there anything else I can do, steaming helped, but a few minutes later it curled back up!
if i was that far along i would probably just let it do its thing and then seam the whole thing up, fringe it, and call it good.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:05 PM   #87
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I guess thats what I'll do! I'm experimenting with stripes on this scarf as well. I guess it will be my trial scarf!

When I first started knitting I loaded up on acrylic yarns because they are cheap. But then I got some more expensive yarn and it looks so much nicer than the acrylic stuff. I've learned my lesson.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:34 PM   #88
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Stockinette stitch still curling
HELP!!! I am also new to knitting and I created about four projects. I made this long scarf and I used the seed stitch for four rows on the bottom and four stitches on each side. When I pick up the scarf it rolls into a long tube. I have even washed it and pinned it down to dry! So frustrated because it was supposed to be a Christmas gift for a friend. Any ideas?
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:52 PM   #89
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A single-crocheted edging down the sides may help. I have a scarf I knitted on the knitting machine that has 5 ribbed stitches on each end (still rolls), and that's what I'm planning for it.
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Originally Posted by Skyrimir
My poor scarf! I didn't realize stockinette curled so badly, but I have about two feet and I don't want to just quit working on it. It's acrylic too, so I can't block it can I? Or would that help? I should have done more border on the sides, but the pattern I was following said to do a 2 knit border so thats what I did. Ah well.

Is there anything else I can do, steaming helped, but a few minutes later it curled back up!
That is almost my exact dilema. and i started this things knowing that st st curls. maybe a crocheted edge will help . i'm thinking of just ripping the whole thing out and making a tube scarf instead (problem is i dont know anything about making them. sounds simple enoght though) this scarf is for someone else, so i dont wanna hand them something that look like a fruit roll-up. everybody is like "nooo! u've made to much to take all of it out. just unroll it. it will be fine." what do they know?
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