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« on: June 15, 2004 08:20:19 AM »

Okay I made a poncho and i was planning on using garter stitch on the last few rows so that the bottom wouldn't curl.  But due to lack of yarn I only got maybe three rows of garter stitch at the bottom and it still curls.  It's finished now but does anyone know of something to do to stop the curling now that I've already finished it?Huh
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2004 09:33:23 AM »

You could always try blocking it.

Soak it in some cold or lukewarm water, squeeze out the excess, then find something you can put it over or on so it will hold its shape at least somewhat. This is easiest with flat things, since you can just lay them out. Pin it down along the edges, then let it dry.

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2004 07:15:25 AM »

Blocking could work, but it depends on the fiber being used.  On natural fibers it will definitely work, but you might not get the results you want on acrylic.  At least, that's my experience  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2004 09:15:34 AM »

KnittinKitten as you know i do use mostly acrylic yarn but this does happen to be wool.  So I'll try blocking.  Thanks a bunch. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2004 06:05:39 PM »

if that doesn't work you could try adding a border with a contrasting yarn in single crochet (one of more rows), or, sew a ribbon on the underside to stiffen the edge.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2004 02:25:29 PM »

you could also knit a band about 2 inches wide out of some similar or coordinating yarn, and use that to face the hem edge (i.e., sew it to the inside to reinforce the edge).
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2004 10:42:29 AM »

Well I hope I fixed it.  I tried blocking...that didnt' work.  I tried to fortify the edge...that didn't work.  So I ironed it.  For now it worked I just hope it stays like that.  Here's a pic
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2004 11:49:53 AM »

Be careful when ironing synthetic fibres like acrylic, there's a chance you could melt the yarn
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