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Old 11-09-2005, 06:28 PM   #11
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What are you making? Knitting in the round will give you st st and will curl, just the way it will in flat knitting.

Your options depend on what your final project is.
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Old 11-09-2005, 06:58 PM   #12
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i was trying to make a scarf
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:37 PM   #13
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If you knit a scarf in the round, and it curls, just closing up the open end will fix it. No sweat!!
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:48 PM   #14
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yup i just closed one up the other day by hooking some fringe through it!
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Old 11-13-2005, 11:14 PM   #15
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hey but how bout this lady i saw at a craft fair told me that i could prevent curling by using a crochet needle or something like that??? of course i didnt know what the heck she was talking about.... :thinking:
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Old 11-13-2005, 11:24 PM   #16
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Maybe she meant to crochet a border on a curling scarf. You can knit on a border, too, by picking up stitches and knitting a border on.
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:36 PM   #17
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trying to create a border to keep stockinette from rolling
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but it's obviously something!

I knit a few rows, then knit three stitches and purled across, then knit another 3 at the other end of that row. The next row I knit all the way across. Rinse, lather, repeat.

My problem seems to be switching from the knit stitch to the purl stitch. Can anyone instruct me on how to do it properly? Thanks!
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Just knit those three, put your yarn between the needles in front and start purling. When you get to the end of the purls, put your yarn in back and knit.

If you're getting little gaps when you switch, try tugging that first stitch a little bit and keep your needles close together.

If you're getting eyelets and extra stitches, you're forgetting to move the yarn to it's proper position.
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Thanks, Ingrid -- I'll try it and let you know how it goes!
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When you talk about putting a border on a scarf, do you mean do two (or three) rows of garter stitch before starting the pattern? I'm having this issue, too with a scarf I'm trying to make that involves ribbing. It was curling at the bottom which was extremely annoying!

To prevent the sides from curling in should I keep knit stitches on the outside? This is kind of an awkward question to phrase, but instead of alternating knit/purl on the first stitch, should I keep knit stitches consistent as my first/second stiches to prevent curling?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm obviously a newbie
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