From: joni lowe
Date: 02-05-2007, 10:13 PM (1 of 6)
|I have just learned how to knit scarfs, but I seem to be having a problem when I'm making a stockingknit stitch scarf. The sides of the scarf curl in. I was just wondering if anyone knows any solutions to this problem. Thank you!!!||
User: joni lowe
Member since: 03-29-2005
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Date: 02-05-2007, 11:39 PM (2 of 6)
I just started learning to knit. Just a few days ago actually.
I haven't completed anything, but I'm still practicing. From what I've seen on knittinghelp.com stockinette stitch naturally curls. That site says to use garter stitch (all knit stitches, no purl) for a flatter look.
I'm sure someone else here can help you more, just wanted to tell you something I've learned so far.
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Date: 02-06-2007, 10:32 AM (3 of 6)
If you'll knit 5 rows at the beginning of the scarf, then 5 stitches the beginning and end of each row and 5 rows at the end your scarf won't curl. HTH
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Date: 02-06-2007, 12:29 PM (4 of 6)
Stocking stitch without that stabilising will curl - as Brockie says use the garter stich edging - make a swatch and see if you like the look - you could try a smaller number of stitches at either end - say down to three - so your instructions would be
Knit 1 row
Knit 3 stitches (or however many you choose), purl to last 3 stitches, knit 3 stitches
repeat these 2 rows.
A stocking stitch scarf is not reversible - do you mind that? What type of yarn are you using - if it is one of the incredibly hairy eyelash yarns than it won't make any difference the stitch type you use and you might as well use garter stich ( every row knit)
Let us know how you get on.
love and kisses, Jan
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Date: 02-07-2007, 04:32 PM (5 of 6)
Nan always taught me to knit the first and last 2 stitches in every row when using stocking stitch, even when it is for a jumper. Scarves stay flat, and for the others it is so much easier to sew up at the end.
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 02-08-2007, 06:59 PM (6 of 6)
The other day on "Knitty Gritty", she said to knit 2 sts at the beginning and end of each row of stockinette pattern and there would be no curling ..
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