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« on: May 30, 2005 06:34:10 PM »

I started knitting in January and this is a pic of the very first scarf I made.  My son couldn't wait till I finished it.  Now I want to make more but in st st.  in harry potter style.
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2005 10:27:29 AM »

Congratulations on your first FO! 

Now a word of caution...don't do a scarf in straight stockinette stitch.  Or be prepared for the sides to curl in.  The result will be a tube not a flat scarf because of the curling. 

I suggest a border to keep the edges flat, like a seed stitch or garter stitch border.

Taken from Melidomi's FAQ:

Q: I just knitted a scarf and it's curling up! What did I do wrong?
A: Stockinette, or Stocking Stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) just curls.  If you want a scarf that doesn't curl you have 2 options: use a different stitch (garter stitch, seed stitch, and ribbing will all produce a flat fabric) or include a border (ie do 5 rows of garter stitch at either end and knit the first and last 5 stitches of every row).  If you've already made the scarf and want to fix it, you can try adding a crochet border or blocking it.  Either one might help, but neither is guaranteed.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005 08:06:55 AM »

oooh! i just bought that book and made a chunky scarf for my friend and a little baby coin purse for my mum....

your scarf looks so great. awesome job. <3

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2005 08:45:21 PM »

Thanks gals Smiley Muffinpod, do you have the coin purse on craftster?  I'd love to see it! 
Emily, thanks for the tip.  I want to do a Harry Potter scarf style sort of like the one below.  Do you know how they start it off?  Does Knitting in the round keep st st from curling?  I'm making a sweater for my little girl and i did a st st cast on and then a 2x2 ribbing for a boarder and i'm going to let the neck and sleeves curl.  I hope it comes out ok.  I'm stumpped with the pattern though.  I'm going to post that little problem on craftster shortly lol. 

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