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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2007 01:28:23 AM »

It's really a matter of personal preference.  With long rows you don't have messy edges, but need to watch out for the dreaded twist.  Just chain the foundation loosely, using a larger hook if necessary.  You might want to test out a few rows over several inches first.  That way you don't have to unravel tons of work.

I get bored with really long rows, so I prefer short rows.  You can aways crochet along the length smooth any rough edges, or add shell stitches for interest.  Good luck!
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2007 11:00:42 AM »

I would go with short rows, too.  If you do it lengthwise you'll be spending forever working into your foundation chain, which is a major annoyance and may put you off crochet forever.

Also, if you want to make it stripey, it will be much easier to do the color changes working widthwise.
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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2007 08:24:16 PM »

yes, most definately start off with short rows. youll feel more accomplished as you wizz through getting a bunch of rows done. once youve mastered the foundation chain to first row transition, experiment with long rows. (i prefer long rows, i think because im not so good at keeping the edges smooth. plus i can never decide on how wide to make a scarf, but i always know how long i want it... weird)
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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2007 08:38:12 AM »

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Stockinette, of course, curls. The only way I know to keep it from doing this is to border it in garter st. or seed/moss stitch.

I know I'm resurrecting this thread from beyond the grave, but I wanted to comment on this. I've never had luck with making stockinette not curl, even with a border of garter or seed or moss or any other stitch for that matter. The edge might not curl under, but the middle part (stockinette portion) always has a weird bend to it.

People come into where I work (bead and yarn store) all the time complaining that their scarves are curling (do they not notice the curl in the first 6 inches of making it?). I tell them to do a 1x1 rib because it won't curl, and it's got a good amount of body to it so it holds warmth well.

Sorry, this is way off topic, I just wanted to put in my 2 cents.
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