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Old 03-04-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
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Will a crocheted edging keep stockinette from curling?
I'm curious about this. I was looking at a pattern for a crocheted baby bib at the Lily Sugar 'n Cream web site, but I prefer the look of knitted items better than crochet... but a crochet edging looks lovely.

If I knitted a bib entirely in stockinette, and did an edging in crochet, would that keep it from curling?

Has anyone ever tried this?

I am very inexperienced with crochet, but I successfully crocheted an edging around a washcloth recently... it was just single crochet.
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:44 PM   #2
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i dont know the answer, i just wanted to tell you that your mitered washcloth looks great!
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:34 PM   #3
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My experience is that a crocheted edging on the sides of Stockinette St won't keep it from curling.

3 to 5 sts in Seed St or Garter St on either side does help.

And 3 to 5 rows of the same at the bottom edge, just to balance the 'look'.
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Yes, a crocheted edge will keep a stockinette stitch item from curling. Just remember to do it on the top, sides, and bottom
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:24 AM   #5
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How is it that my avatar is now on Knutty Knitter? :thinking:
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:43 AM   #6
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That is weird... I just assumed it was you.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:27 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
How is it that my avatar is now on Knutty Knitter? :thinking:
I see a kitty on her avatar.

Seems to be conflicting opinion as to whether crochet edging will prevent curling. Maybe different edges work differently?
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Originally Posted by Ingrid
How is it that my avatar is now on Knutty Knitter? :thinking:
I see a kitty on her avatar.

Seems to be conflicting opinion as to whether crochet edging will prevent curling. Maybe different edges work differently?
Knittyknutter was gracious enough to change it. :D
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Crochet on a swatch of stockinette st did flatten it. However, the test was not done on the yarn that I am hoping to flatten when my current project is completed. (Couldn't find my swatch with that yarn.) Here's hoping that it DOES flatten it, since I want the stitches to match the armhole finish used in the instructions. Will let everyone know when I complete the project. A sticky might even be created when the results are in.
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