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Old 10-10-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
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my bottom is rolling !
Well this is the same ol' poncho I was working on a few months ago. And it's been one of those projects.

This is the pattern at Drops Design:

http://garnstudio.com/lang/en/visopp...d_id=9&lang=us

It should've been the easiest project ever.

I showed it once before and asked this question Why would they tell you to purl one row before binding off? Most people thought coz it would make it not roll.

Well I've had it off the needles 2 TIMES now (and putting 180 stitches back on circulars is a BIG DRAG)
When I did that one row of purl it curled like crazy and I thought, looking at the picture they want it to curl for the look. I didn't like it so I frogged that row and I just tried binding off without the purl row but after just a few stitches I can see it's going to curl anyhow.

Any suggestions? Should I try a rib, like k4, p4 or something.
(but I'm out of the right color yarn!!!!) ahhhhhhhh
Or just be content with the curl? I don't know...

have you ever had a project that just WON'T END? !

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Old 10-10-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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hm I just did a rolling edge search and read Amy's method of making a hem

and Ingrid's of k2,p2 ribbing. But there wasn't any ribbing in this poncho, it's all stockinette so I dunno.

maybe I should just let it curl

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Old 10-10-2006, 03:49 PM   #3
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Oh no! It's sounds very frustrating. (And knitting is supposed to be relaxing.) Do you think a crochet or i-cord edge would help?

ETA: I found this which talks about eliminating stockinette curl with an i-cord border. (If you're out of the right color yarn, I would think it'd look okay with a different color, don't you?) Since it was long, I didn't read it all the way through (I admit it -- I'm lazy!), but I did see something about the curl going away. HTH

ETA: Okay, now I have read the article (I felt bad for not), and it looks like she did it on a machine. Maybe it would still apply, though.
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The neck has ribbing, so maybe a bit of ribbing on the bottom? It might pull in, though. A hem would work--I think any small edging would still curl. Curling IS a style, why not go with it?
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Uhhhhh great answers!

That article is fascinating! I never would've thought of Icord edge on a poncho. Hmmmmmmmmm
I have to read it again... I don't like 'sewing' things on but she had an interesting alternative, well two. Thank you so much for that link, I'm going to keep it.

Ingrid ! I didn't even notice the rib at the top, I'm so sick of this thing. Yeah, it might pull it in a bit though and then I'd look like a sausage I might actually just let it curl.
I'llpost a pic when I can find my camera cord.

The colors weren't as nice as theirs but it's alpaca and some silk and really nice combo of soft yarns. Debbie Bliss Noro

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Well, if you do try an i-cord, I found a video on how to do an attached one here. No sewing involved. I thought of something else, though. I don't know how much you like fringe, but adding some might help weigh down the curl. Or even beads or something. Just an idea.
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Everytime I read the title of this, "My Bottom is Rolling" the voice in my head says, "Well, so, mine is sagging."
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sag sag saggy sag sag


that's funny oh dear let's look behind there oh no
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
Everytime I read the title of this, "My Bottom is Rolling" the voice in my head says, "Well, so, mine is sagging."

I was WONDERING if someone else was thinking that! When I saw Ingrid had posted earlier I knew i wouldn't be disappointed!
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