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Dec 12, 2011 10:34:22   #
Amozetti
 
I don't mean to be surly, but, why would anyone create a pattern for a scarf where the length is in a straight stockinette stitch?!? There is NO WAY to keep it from curling! I tried a ribbed 2x2x2 border and it still curled. I finally had to iron it, which broke down the yarn.......AAARRGGGHHH! I tried the 'slip the first stitch' method with no success, also a selvege edge that looked nice but also didn't prevent curling. If anyone has ANY suggestions for another way, I would be VERY interested in knowing! I figure, if all else fails, ask the pros!!! :mrgreen:
 
Dec 12, 2011 10:55:45   #
galaxycraft
 
Someone who has taken the "universal standard" stitch patterns, made a scarf with that pattern and then said, here is a scarf that I designed.
May NOT be the case, but I see that alot when looking for scarf patterns.
When I come across one, I don't download it, don't buy it, I bypass it totally.
I can do the same thing with my stitch pattern books.
When I do make a scarf from the universal stitch patterns, at least I DO design in an edging. :>)

Seed/Moss stitch helps--also going around the scarf with a crochet hook...either with a single crochet or a slip stitch.
Dec 12, 2011 11:01:38   #
doogie
 
A border serves several purposes. Why anyone one would do a strait stockinet stitch.... At least border stitching for definition and decoration. Unless you are deadset on plain stockinette stitch.

Why they would try to pass that off as a pattern is a little beyond me. Doesn't make sense.
Dec 13, 2011 09:33:35   #
Lyle
 
I have a scarf my Mom made which is a 1 X 1 rib. That is K1 P1. Every row. It looks like stockinette and is very stretchy and warm. And never curls....
Dec 13, 2011 10:00:44   #
pink roses
 
try moss st. i find it the best way.
Dec 13, 2011 10:05:29   #
Karicter
 
Hi Amozetti, I have made several scarves on my knitting machine (stockinette stitches always) and decided to just fold them in half and stitch up the sides. It makes a beautiful scarf and nice and warm... even with yarn that is thin. If you would like I can post a photo of the one I did yesterday... and another from 2 days before.
~ Karen
 
Dec 13, 2011 13:25:14   #
grammamary
 
I recieved a baby blanket when my daughter was born--36 years ago. I had several beautiful, lacy blankets that were so much prettier that I thought I would never use the stockinette stitch one. It has a very simple crocheted edging and is made out of a synthetic yarn in a blue and pick varigation. I want you to know that I used that blanket almost everyday beause little fingers and toes did not poke through it. I grew to love it. My daughter used it for her daughter and it is now put away for my grandaughter to use for her children. I have made many of these sort of blankets on my machine for newborns over the years and always think of the woman who made the first one for me. NO problem with curling after the first wash.
Dec 14, 2011 17:50:50   #
mousepotato
 
Amozetti wrote:
I don't mean to be surly, but, why would anyone create a pattern for a scarf where the length is in a straight stockinette stitch?!? There is NO WAY to keep it from curling! I tried a ribbed 2x2x2 border and it still curled. I finally had to iron it, which broke down the yarn.......AAARRGGGHHH! I tried the 'slip the first stitch' method with no success, also a selvege edge that looked nice but also didn't prevent curling. If anyone has ANY suggestions for another way, I would be VERY interested in knowing! I figure, if all else fails, ask the pros!!! :mrgreen:
I don't mean to be surly, but, why would anyone cr... (show quote)


You can pick up one stitch in each of the edge stitches and knit an inch of garter stitch perpendicular to the scarf on each edge to make it lay flat. And I agree, it peeves me no end when they put these stockinette stitch based scarf patterns out for beginners when they know that it rolls. Of course, if you've knit it wide enough you can always seam the long sides together into a tube....
Dec 15, 2011 12:51:43   #
Amozetti
 
mousepotato wrote:
Amozetti wrote:
I don't mean to be surly, but, why would anyone create a pattern for a scarf where the length is in a straight stockinette stitch?!? There is NO WAY to keep it from curling! I tried a ribbed 2x2x2 border and it still curled. I finally had to iron it, which broke down the yarn.......AAARRGGGHHH! I tried the 'slip the first stitch' method with no success, also a selvege edge that looked nice but also didn't prevent curling. If anyone has ANY suggestions for another way, I would be VERY interested in knowing! I figure, if all else fails, ask the pros!!! :mrgreen:
I don't mean to be surly, but, why would anyone cr... (show quote)


You can pick up one stitch in each of the edge stitches and knit an inch of garter stitch perpendicular to the scarf on each edge to make it lay flat. And I agree, it peeves me no end when they put these stockinette stitch based scarf patterns out for beginners when they know that it rolls. Of course, if you've knit it wide enough you can always seam the long sides together into a tube....
quote=Amozetti I don't mean to be surly, but, why... (show quote)


That is a good idea, but the bottom of the scarf is beaded. After I made the second scarf, (with a rib border) and it still curled, I gave up and went with a garter stitch for the 3rd attempt! Actually, it's looking kinda cool! The garter stitch 'bumps' somewhat mimic the beading! I'll post a pic when I finish!
Dec 15, 2011 12:55:09   #
Amozetti
 
mousepotato wrote:
Amozetti wrote:
I don't mean to be surly, but, why would anyone create a pattern for a scarf where the length is in a straight stockinette stitch?!? There is NO WAY to keep it from curling! I tried a ribbed 2x2x2 border and it still curled. I finally had to iron it, which broke down the yarn.......AAARRGGGHHH! I tried the 'slip the first stitch' method with no success, also a selvege edge that looked nice but also didn't prevent curling. If anyone has ANY suggestions for another way, I would be VERY interested in knowing! I figure, if all else fails, ask the pros!!! :mrgreen:
I don't mean to be surly, but, why would anyone cr... (show quote)


You can pick up one stitch in each of the edge stitches and knit an inch of garter stitch perpendicular to the scarf on each edge to make it lay flat. And I agree, it peeves me no end when they put these stockinette stitch based scarf patterns out for beginners when they know that it rolls. Of course, if you've knit it wide enough you can always seam the long sides together into a tube....
quote=Amozetti I don't mean to be surly, but, why... (show quote)


If the bottom wasn't beaded, I would probably do that! OR, I could do it, beading and all and use it as a weapon! (Those beads are HEAVY!!!!) ;)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Dec 15, 2011 12:56:24   #
Amozetti
 
Lyle wrote:
I have a scarf my Mom made which is a 1 X 1 rib. That is K1 P1. Every row. It looks like stockinette and is very stretchy and warm. And never curls....


I'll try that! Thanx!
 
Dec 15, 2011 13:02:01   #
Amozetti
 
Thank you all SO MUCH for your input! You always come thru for me! I love this scarf pattern because of the beading at the bottom, but making the body stockinette just didn't make any sense to me! I'll make several and play with the suggestions you all gave me and post the picture results when I'm done! Thank you all again for your help! I truly LOVE this site/blog!!!!!!
Dec 15, 2011 13:41:35   #
Amozetti
 
EXACTLY!!!!
Dec 30, 2011 11:49:34   #
Amozetti
 
Lyle wrote:
I have a scarf my Mom made which is a 1 X 1 rib. That is K1 P1. Every row. It looks like stockinette and is very stretchy and warm. And never curls....


THANK YOU LYLE!!! I tried the 1x1 rib on the beaded scarf I'm making now and it worked like a charm!! I'll post the pics when I finish.........I LOVE this site and the wisdom you all impart!!! :mrgreen:
Dec 30, 2011 12:06:53   #
Lyle
 
Amozetti wrote:
Lyle wrote:
I have a scarf my Mom made which is a 1 X 1 rib. That is K1 P1. Every row. It looks like stockinette and is very stretchy and warm. And never curls....


THANK YOU LYLE!!! I tried the 1x1 rib on the beaded scarf I'm making now and it worked like a charm!! I'll post the pics when I finish.........I LOVE this site and the wisdom you all impart!!! :mrgreen:


AMEN!!!
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