I am using Plymouth Encore (75% acrylic 25% wool) and Knit Picks Swish Superwash to knit an illusion scarf. The pattern is basically k 2 rows, p 1 row, k 1 row - with switches of the k/p in the center of some rows where the images are. I am about 70" into it and have basically ended up creating a tube
. I read through the sticky on stockinette curling, but with all the garter stitch in there I didn't think that this would curl like it has. So, my question is, what can I do (if anything) to flatten this out? I am concerned that the yarns won't block well (and would be thrilled if someone told me I was worrying needlessly!). Right now I am thinking that I should just finish it up and then go back and pickup stitches and knit a border all the way around (pick up one stitch, knit 5, reverse back to edge of scarf, pick up another stitch from the scarf, reverse knit 5, etc) - would that work? Or are there some other alternatives I am not thinking of? This is very frustrating as the knitting itself and the image are coming out great - but you can't see it if it keeps curling up!
Thanks for any ideas you may have!