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Old 05-12-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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Help--stupid crochet boarder not working!
Hi,
I'm new here and this is my first post. I've been knitting for 20 or so years. Gosh I feel old saying that. But anyway, I probably don't know a lot of the technical terms for things because I'm someone who just picks up a pattern and follows instructions.

But anyway, I've been working on this very irritating Lopi sweater. See here:

http://www.ardithkeef.com/yarnroom/P.../Inside/25.jpg

All I have left to do is the crochet boarder around the front opening and the neck. The sweater is knit in stockinette (see I even had to look up that name ). The curl at the bottom is contained by a garder stitch boarder. But then the curl along the side is being a real PITA.

I thought the crochet would take care of the curl along the front opening but it's not. What am I doing wrong? Or what is the technique for fixing the curl using crochet?
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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What are you supposed to do with the crochet border? Is it only the white on the very edge? Also how is the neck finished? Does the neck have some garter or ribbing and then the crochet or what? If the fronts don't have any crochet but that one little bit of white along the edge it will probably not be enough to tame all of the curl. Since you have everything else done maybe you could crochet several rows (however many it takes to really get the curl out) of whatever is the main color along the edge and then do whatever they have for the final contrast color.

You are probably not doing anything wrong. If that one row of white crochet is supposed to tame all the curl and nothing else built in to tame it, it probably won't be enough to do the trick. It may not take much more maybe only another row or two.

If the neck of the sweater has something that deals with the curl you could work the crocheted dark borders first (on the fronts) and then do the white all the way around fronts and neck in one row.

Oh, I just thought of another answer. You could pick up stitches along the fronts and knit a ribbed or garter border on and then do the crochet border around that. I didn't notice if you had buttonholes in the body of the sweater. If so that might not work.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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It's hard to see in the picture but you do start off with a few rows of crochet. I only crocheted one row so far because it looks like the curl almost starts before the edge so that it didn't look like more rows would help but you think they will? I can try it. Or I will try the garder stitch around. Thanks
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:07 AM   #4
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If you didn't put all the crochet rows on it said you may be surprised at the difference the full amount will make. I'd try that first.
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