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Old 02-27-2008, 10:41 PM   #1
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My edges are curling......Help


I have been knitting a couple of years and have made mainly scarves. I have never had this problem before but all of a sudden it has happened twice.

I recently did a scarf with knit one row, purl one row, etc. and the edges are curling. Does anyone know why and what I am doing wrong all of a sudden? Also, does anyone know how to fix the scarve now that it is done?

Thank you for your time in advance,
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:43 PM   #2
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Do you mean kpkp ribbing or knit one row, purl one row?
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:47 PM   #3
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knit one row purl one row
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:50 PM   #4
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That is stocking stitch, see the sticky at the top of the How to page.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=32810
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Stockinette always curls. That's it's job. Ya need to edge it with ribbing, garter stitch, or some other stitch pattern that combines knits and purls to create a flat material.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:32 PM   #6
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That is stocking stitch, see the sticky at the top of the How to page.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=32810
Thanks for your help but if curling is a common occurance why then are there so many patterns with stockintte stich ony and no fixes?
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For sweaters it doesn't matter, they'll be seamed up and won't curl at the edges. Same for hats, they're usually knit in a tube.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:31 AM   #8
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Yeah, stockinette kinda exits to make a knitters life heck. It's like "Hey, look at this pretty stitch! It's easy to do, looks very lovely, is simple yet not boring... haha PHYCHE! It rolls on the edges! It never lies flat, no matter how much you block it! Mwahahahaha....ha..."

Or something like that XP Yeah, it really stinks. Even when you line it with garter stitch or something, it still kind of rolls a little bit (but not as bad). It's way annoying, but what can you do?
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You will generally see stockinette with a border of some sort, ribbing on sweaters, garter stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch. Occasionally I see a pattern that uses the curling edge as a design feature as for a neckline on a sweater.
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I know how you feel. I went by the pattern for a scarf for a teddy bear. Ended up with a tube!!
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