A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,112
Currently Running With Scissors:
699 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Any Hope for my stockinette scarf to un-curl?  (Read 1092 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« 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
« 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.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2012 07:18:32 PM by Mossie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012 02:30:06 PM »

Awesome. Thanks!  Smiley
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Pick Evening Wear
How to Pick the Right Shoes for Your Outfit
How to Fashionably Cover Your Legs
How to Shop NYC Thrift Stores
How to Find NYC Sample Sales
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fairy Garden
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: 30th Birthday Tattoo
April 17, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.