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« on: November 02, 2003 08:35:27 AM »

Hey kids--

I just finished my first ever scarf knit lengthwise for the vertical stripes. I really love it, but it curls into a sausage...what can I do to prevent this? (I am a total knitting novice, sorry!)

Thanks for any help.... Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2003 04:48:52 PM »

You have to "block" it. There are a few ways to do that but the easiest would be to iron it with steam.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2003 07:11:06 PM »

Thank you!...I feel so silly  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2003 08:10:29 AM »

Don't feel silly.  That's so much to learn, I am always asking questions.  The best part is, there are 682 amazing, talented people here to help you.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2003 08:35:12 AM »

For the next scarf: things that are knit in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row) tend to curl.  So to prevent it you can use a different stitch (garter - all knit; rib; moss; there's lots out there), or you can put a garter-stitch edge on your knitting to try to stabilise it (basically, make sure that the first 5 or so centimetres on any edge are in garter stitch).
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2003 07:47:08 PM »

For the piece you have, you can always pickup stitches all the way around and work a non-rolling edge, like garter stitch(k every row). This can be done in a different color to make a nice border.
If you happen to know how to crochet, you could crochet a flat border.
If you don't want to do either of those, you can knit another scarf in a complimentary color, of hte same length and sew them together, to make a reversible scarf.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2003 07:55:19 AM »

eggsellent! Thank you for all the suggestions...I've been ironing my scarf once a week like a total idiot and wondering what the heck was wrong...yes, I did k one row, p the next...*sigh* But thanks to you all, I have a few options available now.. Grin
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