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Topic: I learned how to cable, but the work is curling...  (Read 307 times)
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« on: December 30, 2008 01:16:42 PM »

I learned how to cable knit, and it's remarkably easier than I thought it would be...but the work curls up. I wanted to make a nice cable scarf, but when I knit the sides of the work curl over towards eachother. There's one big cable in the middle, but the sides of the work that aren't cable knit curl over...is there anything I can do to fix this, or do I just knit through it and then finish the work and try to "block it"? The only way I know how to block is just wetting the work and flattening it down and leaving it somewhere to dry.

I'm also having the same problem when I knit flat stockinette. The work totally curls up. Is there anything to do to alleviate this whilst knitting or is it just a matter of blocking?
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 03:48:07 PM »

Stockinette curls. Period.

Usually you work a border of garter stitch to keep that from happening. Are you working from a pattern? because most patterns include the border to control the stockinette. Most of what I know about designing my own items is stuff I've learned by working up other people's. You pick up a lot that way. Smiley

« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 08:46:02 PM »

If the sts on either side of the cable are rev stockinette, it's going to curl too. You need to knit them with garter or seed stitch borders, (then a few sts of rev stockinette for the cable) or put an edging around the scarves when done.

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