Cast-On Edge Rolling On Scarf
garter st borders example
How do I stop the cast-on edge rolling on the scarf I'm knitting? I'm new to knitting and don't know if blocking will help or not. I've started over, and it looked fine for a while, but now the beginning edge is rolling.Answer
What type of stitch pattern are you working on?
Normally Stockinette st (k 1 row, purl 1 row alternately) would causes roll edges at the bottom and along each sides. Usually the best way to prevent this is to do garter edges (k all rows) at the beginning, sides and before cast off.
I would do about 6 or 8 rows of garter border and 3-4 sts of garter st on each sides of the scarf. This is of cause depending on the size of your scarf.
I create a chart (above photo) just to show you example of the border at the beginning just to give a better idea. You can do something similar to this.
Blocking helps a lots and I would recommend it. Besides, it will give a nice smooth finish to the scarf.
I sure hope this helps resolve the curling edge problem.