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((((((( How wide is your stockinette item and what is the item?

Many bulk edge and border stitches abound:

Seed stitch
Moss stitch
Double Moss stitch
Garter stitch

But if you have a wide stockinette area, it will probably still curl in and the widest edge or border stitch in the world may not help! LOL!!

Have you already made this item? Solutions can perhaps be made after the fact, too.

Hail me in private message if you'd like and we can discuss this further.

Hope this helps! @@
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Is there a stitch I can use at the edges of a flat stockinette stitch item so the edges won't curl inward?[/quote]
 

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I almost always use a crocheted slip stitch edging for one row on the edges of all my knitting.
Also gives it a finished look.
The size hook I use is close to the diameter of the knitting needle.

Sometimes after I do that, I even add another row but in single crochet stitch.
Especially when doing knitted afghans.
 

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Sorry, I also wanted to add:
If the knitted pieces are not yet joined,
I just lay a wet towel over the piece(s)...
making sure the edges are laying flat,
put a dry towel over that, and weight it down
(I use a heavy book); and let it dry
(for me usually about a day).
Then the pieces are flat enough to seam together.
 
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