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Feb 22, 2018 20:39:44   #
Lenda
 
I am knitting a sweater and it looks easy, but can be a challenge. It has a lot of tricky stitches. My question is: someone posted a remedy for the neck from rolling down. The sweater I am doing is on circular needles, so it is just knit. It is knitted from the top down and there is a pretty yarn over pattern around the neckline. The yarn over pattern won't show because the top is really rolling down. I am willing to start over if there is a fix for this out there in knit heaven. Thanks Lenda
 
Feb 22, 2018 20:53:18   #
diamondbelle
 
Do you have a link to the pattern so we can see what you mean?
Feb 22, 2018 21:04:22   #
marilyngf (a regular here)
 
a link will get you some answers I think
Feb 22, 2018 21:07:46   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
A link and maybe a pic to show what is happening may help us help you
Feb 22, 2018 21:19:28   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Stockinette rolls. Nature of the beast.

However, a facing added on the inside afterward might tame the tendency to rolling. Or, change the design so that the collar is in garter or seed stitch; they won't roll.
Feb 22, 2018 21:33:13   #
Nana of 6
 
A ribbed collar will not roll either and has a bit more body if you’re wanting something like that. Just a thought. 👵🏻
 
Feb 22, 2018 22:11:55   #
Lenda
 
Thank you guys for great suggestions. I will do both the seed stitch and a garter stitch on a swatch and see which I like most. Been knitting for years, but just easy sweaters. Learning so much from the 👼 on this site.
Feb 23, 2018 01:37:27   #
suewynn
 
Can you share the pattern pls.
Feb 23, 2018 05:41:43   #
ezracooper
 
A few rows of corrugated ribbing will stop it and will add a bit of interest.

Marilyn
Feb 23, 2018 08:57:32   #
God's Girl
 
If you do not like the look of the rolled collar you can make it look like beads around the top by simply sewing through the rolled edge every quarter to half inch and pulling snug. This creates the look of little beads. I hope that makes sense.
Feb 23, 2018 10:45:53   #
lainey_h (a regular here)
 
I see a lot of sweaters with rolled collars, and I kind of like that. As long as it doesn't roll TOO far.
 
Feb 23, 2018 16:00:19   #
riversong200 (a regular here)
 
God's Girl wrote:
If you do not like the look of the rolled collar you can make it look like beads around the top by simply sewing through the rolled edge every quarter to half inch and pulling snug. This creates the look of little beads. I hope that makes sense.


What a clever idea! Thanks.
Feb 23, 2018 18:20:26   #
Sherryc (a regular here)
 
Many neck down sweaters have a ribbed collar which is put on after the sweater is completely knit... unless, of course, it's supposed to have a roll type neckline. I'd have to see the pattern, but looks like you could add a ribbed neck to most any top down sweater (again, except one that has a roll down neckline).
Feb 23, 2018 23:01:25   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
lainey_h wrote:
I see a lot of sweaters with rolled collars, and I kind of like that. As long as it doesn't roll TOO far.
All the ones I've had were tacked at several points to prevent the rolled edge (collar, sleeve cuff, bottom hem) from rolling further. Those were commercially made. For a hand-knit, one needs to work on row of either purl on the knit side or knit on the purl side to stop the rolling. At least, in theory, that should work.
Feb 23, 2018 23:02:59   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
God's Girl wrote:
If you do not like the look of the rolled collar you can make it look like beads around the top by simply sewing through the rolled edge every quarter to half inch and pulling snug. This creates the look of little beads. I hope that makes sense.
Makes perfect sense. Thank you for the idea, though I've no clue when I might use it.
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