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lindyflash
07:23 pm - Hello all
I know I just posted, but felt it prudent to introduce myself! I am Ashley. I currently am a nursing student,grow orchids, knit, and swing dance every friday. Pleased to meet you.

I have started a scarf project with a red heart sympony worsted medium yarn in moss green. My question is...how does one keep the scarf from rolling? I am knitting a row and purling a row. I cannot seem to keep it fro rolling up, and I am on the verge of pulling it all out and starting over. Any advice would be much appreciated!

peace,
Ash
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: the pleasant clicking of needles

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From:posby
Date:December 28th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
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BEHOLD THE WONDERFULLY EVIL WORLD OF STOCKINETTE STITCH!!!

It'll always curl, you can steam iron it and it may flatten out some, but it's not likly. You could do something to the edge, most likely garter stitch, which is knit every row (that would read Row 1: knit all Row 2: Knit 5 (or any number you fancy for a border); purl until 5 stitches remain (or whatever number); knit 5)

If I remember right, that is a fuzzy-ish yarn your using, so you may also get away with just knitting every row (garter stitch) it's not as smooth on the right size as stockinette stitch, but doesn't show up with fuzzy yarn.

I wanna do swing dancing!! O.O Is is as violent as I've heard?? XD
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From:lindyflash
Date:December 28th, 2005 04:04 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the advice...I think I shall have to unfurl it and start anew. I was hopeing to do something other than basic stockingette, but I fear I may be force to resort to boring. At least the yarn is wonderfully fuzzy!

Swing is not violent. Those who say it is don't really know what it is. check out www.pensacolaswing.com for more info.

Thanks again!
Ash
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From:posby
Date:December 28th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
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good luck! :)

Damn I wanted to beat someone up XD
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From:yarngrrrl
Date:December 28th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
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try seed stitch!
http://knitting.about.com/library/blseed.htm
it's different from plain ol' garter and not as frustrating (or rolly) as stockinette!
YG
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From:lindyflash
Date:December 29th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)

seed stitch?

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Would the seed stitch show off the lovely fuzziness of the yarn? That is at the moment the most important aspect of this project?

-Ashley Dupont-
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From:lindyflash
Date:December 30th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)

Re: seed stitch?

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Great! Thanks for the help. I am excited to find this community and learn from everyone.

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