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Topic: Does stockinette in the round curl? ...and other questions.  (Read 629 times)
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« on: November 11, 2008 02:50:48 PM »

I always have a hard time with the concept of knitting stockinette in the round.  I'm looking to knit this stocking (http://happybuela.typepad.com/happybuela/files/ellas_felted_christmas_stocking.pdf) but I DON'T want to felt it.  I'd like to knit it in stockinette, but I want to make sure the top doesn't curl.  I thought I remembered something about stockinette knit in the round not curling, but I'm not sure.  Does anybody know?

If it DOES curl, can anybody recommend an alternate stitch that will blend with stockinette pretty well?  I know seed and garter stitch both are good for bordering stockinette, but they're a little bit too obvious (in shape and bulk) for this project.
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008 05:08:08 PM »

1x1 rib?

I like ribbed stitch.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008 06:31:15 PM »

Oh yes, it definitely DOES curl! It makes nice hats!

One thing that could help would be a crochet edging. Can't remember right now what it is called (headache!!!) but you do a row of single crochet and then do the single crochet in reverse. Makes a firm and unrolled edge.

Or, you could hem it - do about a half inch in st, then 1 row in purl and then keep going, and at the end, fold the hem over at the purl line and tack it in place.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008 08:36:19 PM »

I would recommend either a hemmed edge or a picot bind off.

Of course, you could use a block-able fiber like wool and aggressively (as in... more than 3 or 4 times) WET BLOCK it.
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