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Topic: Any Hope for my stockinette scarf to un-curl?  (Read 1940 times)
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Chelsea
« on: January 14, 2012 06:59:45 PM »

 I don't know what I was thinking really...knitting my daughter a scarf using stockinette stitch and for some reason I thought two knit stitches along the edges would keep it from curling but it's not. It's about a foot and a half long already...I could start over but don't really want to. I don't remember where but read that you can use blocking to help flatten it? I'm using Debbie Stoller Sheep(ish) that's 30% wool.

Any tips on blocking if it might work?  Never done it before.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2012 07:13:21 PM by Chelsea - Reason: Using iPhone to post...apparently it's not the easiest thing! » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Mossie
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012 07:03:53 PM »

First, glad you're okay.  I was a bit concerned at first with the non-post and "Any hope" subject line.

Second, yes, there is hope!  Sheep-ish is a wool acrylic blend.  I haven't knitted with that exact yarn, but with similar blends I've had amazing luck with steam blocking.  I pin the knitted garment to my ironing board, heat up my iron, and steam away holding the iron itself about an inch away from the garment.  Here's my go-to link for blocking acrylic.  The before and after pics blow my mind every time.
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Chelsea
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012 02:30:06 PM »

Awesome. Thanks!  Smiley
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