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Aug 24, 2019 20:37:28   #
kalebsgrandma (a regular here)
 
I am going to crochet around a shawl to stop the curl. Should I do this with the right side of the item facing me or the wrong side of the item facing me? Thx in advance, Sue
 
Aug 24, 2019 21:02:01   #
psmithone
 
I would crochet on the right side of the shawl. unless you want the wrong side or back side to be prominent this would be my choice. good luck
Aug 24, 2019 23:13:20   #
GrammaAnn
 
I hold the edge so the right side is facing me and I begin at the right hand corner and crochet across to the left. Do extra stitches in the corners to make the turn. But I am sure you know that! :)
Aug 25, 2019 06:00:03   #
silversurfer
 
Use the side you like best. There is no should.
Aug 25, 2019 11:46:12   #
KnittyGritty800
 
My preference is the right side but its your shawl...you pick whichever side you choose and it will be gorgeous!
Aug 25, 2019 13:50:37   #
LindaKS
 
I , like kalebsgrandma, was thinking that crocheting on the edge to stop the curl, might work better on one side rather than the other to counter the curl - say, the opposite side of the curl to sort of pull it back flat. Apparently, this isn't the case -? I have crocheted like crazy, but do not find that it does one bit of good in stopping the curl, no matter which side I work on !What am I missing? Is it steaming to "kill" the yarn first? Some acrylic yarns pucker or lose all "will to live" and look horrid when steamed - and some need to be left alone to retain their body when drape is not wanted. The best results I have had to stop the curl is edging with the "worm" or "pie-crust" edge - but I don't want that finish on more tailored jackets and tops. Any other suggestions for edgings? Thanks!
 
Aug 25, 2019 15:47:36   #
kalebsgrandma (a regular here)
 
LindaKS wrote:
I , like kalebsgrandma, was thinking that crocheting on the edge to stop the curl, might work better on one side rather than the other to counter the curl - say, the opposite side of the curl to sort of pull it back flat. Apparently, this isn't the case -? I have crocheted like crazy, but do not find that it does one bit of good in stopping the curl, no matter which side I work on !What am I missing? Is it steaming to "kill" the yarn first? Some acrylic yarns pucker or lose all "will to live" and look horrid when steamed - and some need to be left alone to retain their body when drape is not wanted. The best results I have had to stop the curl is edging with the "worm" or "pie-crust" edge - but I don't want that finish on more tailored jackets and tops. Any other suggestions for edgings? Thanks!
I , like kalebsgrandma, was thinking that crocheti... (show quote)

yes, that's what I was thinking, doing one side might stop the curl better than the pther. I was hoping someo e had experience with this.
 
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