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Re: Question - k1 p1 twiiist!
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: December 16, 2008 08:57PM

Quick answer. No. Stockinette curls. Look at the bumps on the back, the smooth stitch pattern on the front. The combination forms a pull toward the purl. It won't help to add a border (in fact it can actually make it worse in some circumstances) unless the border is huge or the piece will lie on a flat surface. A scarf is subject to gravity and will curl, curl curl.

Find a reversible stitch. Garter and Seed are great. Stockinette is not.

I almost never disagree with KT, but I have a lovely piece of lace (stockinette based) that I received in an exchange a couple of years ago. It is bordered (the usual "correction") with eight stitches of garter stitch. The garter actually pulls the roll toward the back worse than if it had not been added at all. This six-foot long scarf is nothing better than a rope.

Do a google search on reversible patterns and you will find many patterns that require nothing more than a knowledge of knit and purl and will make gorgeous scarves.

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  Question - k1 p1 twiiist! clover04750 12/08/2008 05:16PM
  Re: Question - k1 p1 twiiist! KT 12/08/2008 05:55PM
  Re: Ty clover04750 12/16/2008 06:42PM
  Re: Question - k1 p1 twiiist! Alex 12/16/2008 08:57PM

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