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Old 02-16-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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Can I do this to make a headband?
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I am making a headband...I tried to k1p1 for the whole thing but I stunk at that and ended up having to rip it out....

Could I just knit the bottom and top with a smaller circular needle for a while and then switch to a bigger needle at in the middle to keep the ends from rolling or would that not work?

It is supposed to work for hte bottom of a hat so I was hoping...

How much on each end should I knit with the smaller needle?
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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I'm not real sure what the problem is here. How exactly are you making it?
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:42 PM   #3
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Garter stitch is garter stitch--it rolls. I'd try something else...if it's the constant change between knit and purl that throws you--try something like knit 3, purl 1...it's a very invisible ribbing and it's extremely stretchy!
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Originally Posted by Cristy
Garter stitch is garter stitch--it rolls. I'd try something else...if it's the constant change between knit and purl that throws you--try something like knit 3, purl 1...it's a very invisible ribbing and it's extremely stretchy!
Garter stitch doesn't roll much, but stockinette rolls like crazy. I think. You've got me confused now.
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:03 AM   #5
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Yeah since I am on circular it ends up being stockinette..I am knitting the whole thing.

I read that in order to knit a whole hat and keep it from rolling at the bottom you could knit about an inch or two with a smaller circular needle and it wouldn't roll...so I thought I could do this to keep the ends from rolling on my headband instead of a combo of knitting and purling which I wasn't very good at.

I think I may need to switch to continental...maybe then I won't be so frustrated by how awkward and slow the switch feels. Any other opinions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Stockinette rolls no matter what size needles you use. Ribbing keeps it from rolling, as does garter stitch or seed stitch. Something that slows it down a bit is to purl the first row (in the round), then switch to knitting every row. Purl the last row as well, or bind off in purl. That helps a bit.

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