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Old 10-20-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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fringe for 2x2 rib scarf??
I finished a simple 2x2 rib scarf knitted with 2 strands of Caron simply soft for a friend. I added fringe but it doesn't look quite good especially in one of the ends. The end where I started the scarf looks fine, but the end where I finished it looks like a bell... something like a curve, a smile , in other words, the body of the scarf in that end is narrower than the edge of the scarf with the fringe [/i] I do not know what to do to make both ends look the same width and not like bells!! Any suggestions? I have thought of either get rid of the fringe (which I would rather keep) or pick up the edge stitches and knit some gather stitch rows and then add the fringe. What do you think?
I hope you can figure out what I am talking about. Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:14 PM   #2
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Sounds like your BO edge is flaring? Perhaps you need to rework the BO much more tightly OR using a diff BO method, such as 'sewn BO.' What type of CO method did you use?

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Old 10-20-2007, 08:23 PM   #3
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Cam, yeah, maybe a more thighly BO would work... I used the double CO method (aka long tail CO) I perhaps need to find a BO to match my CO... I did the basic BO method.
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:34 AM   #4
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jenny, with a sewn BO you can adjust the sts to as loose or tight as you want them to be. Matching the CO/BO is sometimes needed if both are visible but by adding the fringe it sounds like you're more concerned with getting the width and tension to match. If you're still wanting to use the standard BO you could try doing it on smaller ndls...see if that helps. Do an inch or two, and then compare the stretch to your CO to determine if you've solved the problem. If not, more trial and error.

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Old 10-21-2007, 12:45 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot cam, just one question: is the sewn BO the grafting one that we use for socks?? or is it a differente one?
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
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jenny, I'm not a sock maker so can't speak to what's used for them.

Sewn BO:
Thread yarn onto tapestry ndl (I like to allow for 3-4x the width of the piece, at least)

1) Sew tap ndl purlwise into first 2 sts on left ndl
2) Sew tap ndl knitwise into first st and slip that st off ndl
Rep those last two lines

It's really easy. Just make sure to cut sufficient length to sew with.

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Old 10-21-2007, 04:44 PM   #7
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The sewn BO can be used for socks if you're going toe-up -- it's one of the stretchier BO methods, which is useful for the top edge of a sock. (If you're going top-down, you'd finish probably with kitchener or some other sort of grafting, which usually is used to close up the end of a tube -- sock toes -- rather than create a bound-off edge.)

And to add to what cam said, you do need "sufficient length"; the way I learned it -- using this tutorial, which also has other stretchy BO methods -- was four times the length of the object (circumfrence of the sock-or-whatever for something knit in the round, straight length for something knit flat).
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Thanks a lot for your help, guys!!
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