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Topic: Why did my first Knifty Knitter scarf ROLL?????  (Read 2284 times)
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« on: July 30, 2007 07:47:45 PM »

I felt like I did it as loose as I possibly could.  I enjoyed it.  And I actually don't mind it, but I was wondering WHY!?   

I used a single strand, and the most basic stitch.






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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007 07:57:06 PM »

If you used the most basic stitch, which is knit one row, purl one row (stockinette stitch), it will always roll and curl no matter what you do. It's just the nature of the stitch.. =p If you don't want it to roll, next time you can add a 3 or 4 stitch border of garter stitch (knit on every row) on each side.. or you could also work in ribbing.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007 08:36:15 PM »

Ok, in english!  LOL
I dont think I was doing any of THOSE!   Shocked
If I did I didnt know it.
I just followed the directions on a little booklet with some sample projects.
It didnt name the stitch.
I wrapped each peg, and then just pulled the bottom loop over the top one, and thus making the top one the new bottom one.
Does THAT have a name!?  haha!
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007 08:41:54 PM »

It makes it in stockinette stitch.

Stockinette stitch curls like no other.

Try blocking it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2007 08:48:24 PM »

It is probably acrylic yarn, which won't block, and stockinette stitch (all knits on one side) will not block.

in your knifty knitter booklet, do you have instructions for purl (or backwards knit stitch)?

If you need help, you can search through the many pages of the knifty knitter thread. Smiley http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51877.0
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2007 08:50:46 PM »

 Grin  and what does THAT mean!  Huh   ha.

I am only barely a novice crocheter, much less a real knitter!   I own one crochet hook and this knify knitter!

I saw the vids for knitting and purling on the loom. http://www.loomknitterscircle.com/tutorials/index.html
  which one of those should I do?  or does that just depend on what I want it to look like.

thanks for helping me.

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007 09:03:08 PM »

What kind of yarn did you use?

If it's acrylic, you can't block it.. just stretch it and stuff. It worked pretty well for my black KK scarf.
Otherwise, here's instructions: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/12/how_to_be_happy.html

Idk.. I'd make it ribbed (meaning a k1, p1 pattern) to decrease the chances of it curling.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007 09:04:55 PM »

Do you know how to make the scarf in the round like the video?  I'm guessing you stopped and went back the other way at some point?

If you do the knit stitch in the round (so it's all connected), you won't have the rolling issue. Smiley


(If you click on the swatch tab for the knit, that's also known as a Stockinette stitch--the swatch for the purl is reverse Stockinette stitch--because the purl is the back of a knit stitch Smiley)
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007 09:17:22 PM »

you guys are dolls!

So that vid shows a different knit stitch technique.  Is that just because she doesn't wrap all the way around?  is it the same thing as when I wrap each peg, then go back and pull over? (like the provo instructions say???)

and if so, they is there a way to purl with more of the provo-type method?Huh
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007 09:31:28 PM »

I can't say since I haven't used a knifty knitter.  You might want to check out the thread (you can search by picking "search this topic only" from the drop down menu on the blue bar on the top of the page).
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