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Old 06-24-2007, 03:12 PM   #1
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Curling stockinette
Hi, I have been knitting for a long time but have recently found a pattern that I need to make with the St St and would like to know how others have successfully dealt with the curling of the bottom. In the past I have done a turning row and hemmed the bottom but this shawl does not lend itself to that improvising. Any ideas? thanks, Karen

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Old 06-24-2007, 03:25 PM   #2
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There is really no way, except if you're using wool, you can block it out. Backing it with fleece will also keep it from rolling in.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:29 PM   #3
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Many shawls have from 3-8 rows of garter stitch on the ends, then a few stitches of garter on each edge to prevent rolling and/or curling. If you don't like garter, there's seed stitch as well.
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There is a sticky link at the top of the page that has info and lots of ideas for curling stockinette.

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Old 06-26-2007, 03:11 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
There is a sticky link at the top of the page that has info and lots of ideas for curling stockinette.
Here's the thread Jan is referring to:
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:52 AM   #6
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and if you want, a crochet edging can help, and often looks pretty on a shawl... Also, there's a book- knitting over the edge? I think? that has lota of gorgeous knitted edgings to adapt to patterns.
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