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« on: September 05, 2005 07:04:25 AM »

I'm making a chunky knit scarf for the up-coming harsh winter, i used stockinette which as i now realise was a big mistake because it rolls up ( hey i was fed up of just plain ole garter stitch). I'm aware that i could make a border of garter stitch around it- but i have no idea how to do it.
All i can think of is ironing- and lots of it- any ideas that'll work- plse help- it looks so good when it's held apart!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2005 07:09:17 AM »

Pick up stitches around the outer edge, 3 stitches on evern corner stitch.  Use a long circular needle to do this.  Then knit around teh outside with a garter stitch .  I would garter stitch for about an inch then bind off loosely.  HTH Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2005 07:10:46 AM »

when u say pick up stitches, do you just mean put the needles through??? sorry i sound so ridiculous it's just that my mum's more of a sewer than  knitter- so she could teach me the absics, but that's about it Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2005 07:40:50 AM »

There is video that shows how to pick up stitches here:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php

It's about 1/2 way down the page. I find this site really helpful! It's my reference for every question!!

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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2005 07:50:26 AM »

thanks for posting the link- but my comp has got a mood on it and won't play it*grr*
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2005 08:25:53 AM »

This site has a good explanation.

http://www.stitchguide.com/stitches/knitting/stitch_pages/kn_pickupandknit.html

I would try to explain but I think the stitch guide is pretty straight forward!
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2005 12:01:47 PM »

Are the sides or the bottom rolling up? The sides of mine were doing that, so on the last stitch of every row I slip the stitch as if to knit (or slip it as if to purl on purl rows) This created  even, no-rolled edges to the scarf. If the bottom is rolling up, try casting on with a needle one size larger then switch back to the smaller needle, sometimes cast on stitches are too tight which causes a roll-up.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2005 01:15:57 AM »

wow..good advice- i'll have to try that out on my next creation!
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2005 12:18:33 PM »

Another idea is to crochet around the edge.  That should stop it from rolling.
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