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Old 08-18-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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Knitting a scarf that rolls
I need to know how to fix a scarf that I knitted that rolls. DId I use yarn that was too thin? Can I fix this or do I need to start over and make it with different yarn? Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:04 PM   #2
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Chances are you knit it using stockinette stitch, a knit row followed by a purl row. Garter stitch, knitting every single row, will not do this. Maybe someone who is more experienced than me can tell you if it possible to fix it.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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If you crochet, try crocheting an edging around it. Other than that, I think you'll have to rip it out.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:06 PM   #4
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Stockinette curls. It's the nature of the beast. At the top of this forum you'll see a thread dedicated to this very thing. If it's not stockinette give us more info about the stitch.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:15 PM   #5
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Agree with all said so far. I learned by chance that a garter stitch edging is the only thing which will keep a stockinette scarf from rolling (pic below). Just knitted the first 8 stitches of each row (both wrong and right sides).

A crocheted edge would fix it if it's finished though. If it's a very wide scarf, you can also just join the 2 long edges and turn it into a tube - taking advantage of the curling.

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Old 08-19-2009, 02:27 PM   #6
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Pretty Red Scarf Arielluria!!

Wish I'd known about the garter stitch edges years ago, when I knitted several scarves and then had to seam the long edges.
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Thanks. I actually just winged it, it was my first knitted FO. I'm actually surprised it's been favorited 4 times on Ravelry. Maybe I should write it down as a free pattern, I think some newbies are afraid to wing it.

I have pattern writing on the mind, I've been on a pattern writing binge the last couple of weeks since my first one (which wasn't intended to be a pattern at all) got so popular so fast.
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