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jensven1017
« on: January 20, 2006 06:10:27 PM »

Ok, I was just looking at the scarf I just made and I'm not sure if I did it right. I used size 11 needles and two yarns together. So when I pull on the scarf to make it a little longer it has these rows in it. Here is a photo of what I'm taking about:



See how there are "lines"  I thought that when you just did knit stitch it was smooth and flat? Is it just because I used a large needle or did I do something else. I hope I'm explaining this right. IF you have any ideas or advice, I would love it. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2006 06:16:49 PM »

Well, when you do just the knit stitch, you get those bumpies. But when you knit one row and purl the next, then it is smooth and flat. It's perfectly normal --don't worry. ^_^
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2006 06:17:52 PM »

no, when you just use a knit st, you get something called garter stitch, which looks like little bumps - smiles & frowns over & over

if you want something to be flat & look like little v's you'll need to knit & purl on alternating rows. this will cause the edges to curl if you use only stockinette stitch (alternating knit one row, purl next row, knit, purl, etc). if you don't want the edges to curl, you'll have to use a border

check the FAQ at the very top of this thread for more
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2006 09:27:10 AM »

Thanks for the help. I've started a new scarf with one row of knit and one row of purl and it looks just right. It's curling a little but not to bad, I think because of it being a narrow scarf it will look cute if it curls up or not. Thanks again for the tips,
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006 10:10:45 AM »

Jens,

I ditto all the replies above.  However I wanted to add my 2cents.  In my humble opinion, the scarf is stockinette stitch (k 1 row, p 1 row) is going to drive you crazy.  Stockinette rolls just to much, to make a great scarf.  If you want yours to be more flat, why not try k2p2 ribbing.  I think you're going to find your current scarf rolling a lot to be considered a scarf. Just my opinion.

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