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Old 08-17-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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Curling
I'm knitting a scarf in stockinette and I did a border to prevent curling, but it still is curling. Any ideas?
(The yarns can't be ironed I checked.)
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Old 08-17-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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Here's a whole thread to answer your question...

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ad.php?t=32810
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Old 08-17-2007, 03:47 PM   #3
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I posted there, but I'm still waiting for a response.
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:06 PM   #4
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Sugarfun - how wide is your border? Generally, I find you need about a 6-stitch garter border to keep things from curling. Even then, a you'll have a little bit of curling with a piece that is pure stockinette stitch. If you want a stockinette scarf (which is nice and smooth) that doesn't curl, try knitting a double-weight scarf, either in the round (get a short circular needle) or knit double wide and sews in half.
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:09 PM   #5
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U.S. 11 needles, 25 stitches, 2 st border for each side. Total 4 st. It 4 ply yarn, acrylic and cotton(bi-color)(tan-black-tan-black,etc) I may sew in half depending how wide it is finshed.
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I don't think a 2 stitch border is near enough. I think 5 on both sides is what you need to do.

Acrylic won't stay blocked, but if it has enough cotton it might help.
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I can't restart now!!!!! Would blocking maybe work?
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I can't restart now!!!!! Would blocking maybe work?
You can try it.
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:26 PM   #9
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Okay, when I finish I'll try it.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:14 PM   #10
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The blocking worked!!! It still is a tiny bit curled, but since it's a scarf it will be suffice!
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