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Old 01-04-2006, 08:24 PM   #41
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Yes. If you bound them off and then sewed them, it might be too tight. If you sew one stitch at a time off the needle, it isn't supposed to pull. This is an EZ technique for sewing up after though hems.
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:27 PM   #42
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Thanks! I'm gonna work on it tonight and hopefully will make some progress and come up with something that will solve the problem. I think I have an idea that will not involve ripping out the trim that I had already done.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:30 PM   #43
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wow... i learned a lot just by reading!!!! now i know curling wasn't me doing something wrong. :D

thank you very much for videos and such. it helps newbies a LOT.

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If you like the stockinette look, a similar effect is to make a scarf in k1p1 ribbing. It lays flat and looks very stockinette-ish, since it contracts and you end up looking at all V's. Rather like a reversible stockinette. But you have to like working in ribbing, or want to get good practice at it.
er, a question. like Amy suggested, i tried to rib. as in k1p1. so if you are an english knitter who holds yearn on her right hand, do you have to 'untwist' every time you switch from knitting or purling? i find it very annoying and more importantly time consuming. is there any other way to do it? (or am i doomed? ) or should i change to continental?
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:54 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by dr.z0idberg
wow... i learned a lot just by reading!!!! now i know curling wasn't me doing something wrong. :D

thank you very much for videos and such. it helps newbies a LOT.

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If you like the stockinette look, a similar effect is to make a scarf in k1p1 ribbing. It lays flat and looks very stockinette-ish, since it contracts and you end up looking at all V's. Rather like a reversible stockinette. But you have to like working in ribbing, or want to get good practice at it.
er, a question. like Amy suggested, i tried to rib. as in k1p1. so if you are an english knitter who holds yearn on her right hand, do you have to 'untwist' every time you switch from knitting or purling? i find it very annoying and more importantly time consuming. is there any other way to do it? (or am i doomed? ) or should i change to continental?
Did someone answer your question yet? I"m not sure what you mean about "untwist"--you have to move the working yarn from front to back/back to front each time, but it shouldn't twist. :thinking:
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:36 AM   #45
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I'm doing the upper part of halter top in stockinette (the part like triangle... dec every row). It says to prevent curling I need to knit the first and last st of every purl row.... will it work? I need to know before I begin that part cuz if it doesnt work then I'll just have to try other options...
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Old 03-22-2006, 06:57 PM   #46
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This may be a totally stupid idea but could you iron the stockinette scarf to help it lay flat? I'm a newbie too and am currently working on a purse done almost entirely in this stitch and its curling for me too. I thought that maybe ironing it would help. Is there a reason this won't work? I won't do it until I get an answer because I don't want to ruin my work. :D
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If you iron acrylic, it will melt! I'm not sure what would happen to wool, but usually wool can be blocked, at least with water or steam. It's the nature of stockinette to curl--the difference in tension between the knit side and the purl. BUT if you are going to seam the curling edges, that's enough to straighten them out.
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Glad I asked There are so many things I still have to learn.
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:52 AM   #49
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This is no earthshattering news of enlightenment, but I'm thinking about scarfs that I see in the store for sale. If they are stockinette stitch they are NEVER one layer. They are knitted in the round and that makes them 'tubelike' so their rolling in just makes the tube, no problem.[/b]
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She probably was suggesting that you put a crocheted edge on it.

But yes, stockinette does curl. It just does. Consider it a "design feature."
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