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Feb 16, 2019 09:07:09   #
mperrone (a regular here)
 
I'm making a shawl in the feather and fan stitch. I do not want to do the whole thing in that pattern. My question is, if I do 4 pattern rows of the feather and fan (16 total rows), then change to stockinette stitch, will the sides curl on the stockinette stitch rows? I could always do garter stitch, but I think stockinette would look nicer. (My yarn is sport weight acrylic, if that makes a difference.) Please help!
 
Feb 16, 2019 09:15:30   #
JennyG12 (a regular here)
 
Yes it will start to curl. You need to figure in sts on each side to be a border to counteract the curl. Seed st, moss st, garter st, to name a few. You need a stitch pattern that mixes up between knits and purls for it to lay flatter. Garter stitch is a natural stitch that counteracts stockinette st curl.
Feb 16, 2019 09:18:16   #
mperrone (a regular here)
 
JennyG12 -- Thanks so much for your help. I'll figure in a like 5 stitches on each end for garter stitch. I really hate the curling, and acrylic is a little difficult for me to block. Thanks again for such a quick and helpful response.
Feb 16, 2019 09:20:15   #
JennyG12 (a regular here)
 
You are welcome. I am sure we all dislike the curl. :)
5 stitches each side is about right. Good luck and happy knitting. :))

edit - 5 sts is my minimal amount.
Feb 16, 2019 09:20:51   #
midwifebetsy
 
You might want to figure in about 10 stitches on each side. Play around with it a bit to see what keeps the curl in check before you knit a big project.
Feb 16, 2019 09:44:11   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
You could pick several different variations and create more of a sampler and still keep your interest.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/old-shale-variations
 
Feb 16, 2019 09:49:30   #
Sealcookie (a regular here)
 
Definitely need a edge 5 stitches or you will get curl and no way to block out on acrylic.
Feb 16, 2019 09:52:26   #
RoxyCatlady (a regular here)
 
JennyG12 wrote:
You are welcome. I am sure we all dislike the curl. :)


Except when it is part of a design feature, like a rolled brim/edge, or part of the drape of an open cardigan style.

In other words, I don't dislike the curl, and I am willing to bet there are others who don't mind it.
Feb 16, 2019 10:10:13   #
Mamaria21 (a regular here)
 
Really? I have found 4-6 to be effective, depending on the size of the needle and yarn I’m working with.
Feb 16, 2019 10:12:57   #
Knitting in the Rockys (a regular here)
 
Sealcookie wrote:
Definitely need a edge 5 stitches or you will get curl and no way to block out on acrylic.


"Killing" acrylic will most definitely remove curl.
Feb 16, 2019 10:21:49   #
MariElyn
 
See today's post:
"Shawl Completed" by Mary Emily
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/old-shale-shawl-4
May help you.
 
Feb 16, 2019 10:56:20   #
JennyG12 (a regular here)
 
RoxyCatlady wrote:
Except when it is part of a design feature, like a rolled brim/edge, or part of the drape of an open cardigan style.

In other words, I don't dislike the curl, and I am willing to bet there are others who don't mind it.


valid point. hadn't thought of those examples when I made the comment. Though even those I DO dislike them also. hehe - just me. :)
Feb 16, 2019 11:02:19   #
Mary JB
 
I wonder if this is worth a try. My sister-in-law had a blouse that the him refuse to lay flat but would curl. Trying over and over it would not lay flat ironing over and over. Then one day she flipped it over and ironed it from the back and Success!,so I’m wondering if you would lightly steam your shawl from the back of the border would lay flat?
Feb 16, 2019 11:04:18   #
rainie (a regular here)
 
Take a peek at the post below https://www.knittingparadise.com/t-589821-1.html I think it will answer your question. I see no curl.
Feb 16, 2019 11:36:22   #
Magna84 (a regular here)
 
Maybe do one pattern repeat on each edge, would be pretty too! Just a thought....
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