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Nov 18, 2017 12:25:28   #
I knit myself a sweater and it turned out to short. So I took out the bind off and added ribbing on the bottom. Now it was the right length, but the ribbing kept turning up. Now I took out the ribbing and picked up where I left off and started knitting to add to the length and it is still turning up. Help. I love the sweater, the color and it fits perfectly.
Nov 18, 2017 12:29:06   #
Slap it and tell it to behave!🤗 sorry I don't know what to tell you. Hopefully someone.has the answer.
Nov 18, 2017 12:34:19   #
How about knitting a horizontal cable or braid band the length that will go around the bottom of the sweater. You can sew it and there will be no twirl. I would look for a headband cable pattern maybe. Just a thought.
Nov 18, 2017 12:40:09   #
Don't know the answer. I'm working on a sweater that had a seedstitch band at the bottom that curled up so I put in one row of ribbing where the stitches change and it works. Maybe after it is washed you can dry it a bit and then lay it out flat so it doesn't curl and it will stay that way? Depends on the yarn. Are you sure you are using the same size needle? I can't think of anything else if it was not turning up before you made the changes.
Nov 18, 2017 12:45:53   #
aprilla (a regular here)
My ribs are usually at the bottom, knit first. But then I usually have to add stitches, increase, for the continuing pattern. Did you decrease when you knit the rib or do same amount of stitches?
I don't know if you crochet but I added a crochet border to the bottom of a knit jumper recently and like the way it turned out.
Nov 18, 2017 12:52:56   #
Perhaps a 1x1 ribbed band would help?
Nov 18, 2017 14:08:24   #
If it were me I would add a knitted hem. Just knit to the length that you want, do a turning row of some sort (either purl one row or knit a decorative picot hem by doing [yo, k2tog] all the way around), then knit for another inch or so, fold up to the inside and hem. You can complete the hem by picking up the purl bumps in the row the same distance from the turning row as your last row of knitting and then knitting them together with their corresponding stitches as you bind off, or you can just do a stretchy bind off and sew the hem with a tapestry needle. If you choose to sew the hem just be sure to use a loose stitch so that you don't lose the stretch in the hem.
Nov 18, 2017 14:22:52   #
Crochetnknit (a regular here)
I have a sweater that I love that has a crochet border around the bottom and it is stunning. If you don't crochet, try a knitted edging that would mimic the same thing as crochet.

Mine never turned up. I used the same border on the sleeve edges also so it didn't look like an afterthought.
Nov 18, 2017 19:48:00   #
YNotCrochet (a regular here)
litprincesstwo wrote:
Slap it and tell it to behave!🤗 sorry I don't know what to tell you. Hopefully someone.has the answer.

Oh my goodness! I just had to laugh at that answer.
Nov 19, 2017 05:30:00   #
E's glee
Would this be a place to add a picot edge?? I ask more because it's something the I've been wondering about of late ...
Nov 19, 2017 06:54:31   #
litprincesstwo wrote:
Slap it and tell it to behave!🤗 sorry I don't know what to tell you. Hopefully someone.has the answer.

OMG! I couldn’t stop laughing!
Nov 19, 2017 07:57:43   #
Maybe use a larger size needle?
Nov 19, 2017 08:06:15   #
susanmjackson (a regular here)
Garter rows at the bottom may be your answer.
Nov 19, 2017 08:14:12   #
tygereye (a regular here)
I love the fact that you are willing to undo and redo the bottom to fix the problem! I too would try decreasing a few stitches and then using a smaller needle try the ribbing, as so many put here knitting does curl and drives me batty also!
Nov 19, 2017 08:23:25   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
I'll bet you made the sweater in stockinet stitch.

Stockinet stitch curls.

You can lessen the curling with steam blocking (if it's acrylic, be really careful when using this method).

Sometimes for something that's going to be kind of circular, like a sleeve, something like ribbing, garter stitch or seed stitch, if wide enough will anchor the edge enough that it rolls a lot less.

You could try a wider band on the bottom of the sweater. All of these measures will tend to help. If you use both of them, it might be enough to make the roll almost unnoticeable.
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