Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-19-2007, 09:51 PM   #1
NancyBC
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts
Help! My Afghan is curling!
HI,
I hope I can explain this clearly so someone can suggest a good solution.
I've started to knit a Paton's pattern with Red Heart Yarn.The first row after casting on is a pattern and the second row( and all alternate rows) are to knit the knits and purl the purls. The pattern creates a mostly st st at the beginning three and four rows. The edge is starting to curl. Fringe is to be added later. I'm about 10 rows in and worried that the curl will remain.
I'm a loose knitter so know I'm not knitting too tight. #8mm (11) needles.
Here's the basic pattern: K5 *K15 P3 repeat( then the K the Ks and P the Ps)
Repeat Row 1 as above.
Then it reverses K5 *K3 P15 etc.
Should I start again and knit several rows before starting the pattern?
Instructions say not to press so I'm a little hesitant about continuing until I know what to do to eliminate the curl.
Thanks in advance for any help!
NancyBC is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-19-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
I'm pretty sure the fringe will take care of the curling, but if you want to be absolutely sure, then knitting the first 5 rows or so will definitely take care of it.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 11:52 PM   #3
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
And maybe keep the 5 edge stitches on each side in garter too.

sue
suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2007, 01:08 AM   #4
NancyBC
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts
Thanks Ingrid and suzeeq.
The 5 stitches on the sides are in the pattern and I will unravel- my main knitting talent-lol- and put in five rows of garter at each end just in case I decide to eliminate the fringe.
Thanks so much for your help!
Nancy
NancyBC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CUrling UP (St st) vujovica How-to Questions 2 08-04-2009 10:10 AM
Curling bohemkit General Knitting 2 02-04-2009 11:33 PM
Curling!!! (again) sugarfunpouch How-to Questions 8 09-09-2007 09:10 PM
Curling samlittlebell How-to Questions 1 02-04-2006 01:02 AM
Curling Alexan How-to Questions 34 11-27-2005 12:02 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:21 AM.