Cast-On Edge Rolling On Scarf

garter st borders example

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.



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.


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Nov 30, 2014
rolled edges beaded scarf
by: Ratchadawan

It sounds very pretty! The scarf pattern has already included garter st borders. I don't think we can do anything much more. I'd just keep working on it and hopefully blocking will resolve the rolling edge issue. I'm very positive it will.

Good luck!


Nov 25, 2014
stitches being used for project
by: Anonymous

Thanks for attempting to help...I believe the problem has something to do with the beads (pattern calls for size #6 seed beads) but can't figure out how to keep the cast-on edge from rolling. I've tried knitting VERY LOOSELY but after about 10-15 rows the cast-on edge begins to roll. Bummer!

Here's the way the pattern reads -

Bead Stitch: Bring yarn to front, slide bead up to needle, sl next st purlwise, bring yarn to back, tighten yarn before working next st.

Thread beads onto working yarn. CO 33 sts. Knit 1 row.

Row 1 (RS): K3 for Garter st border, pm (place marker), bead st, *k1, bead st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, pm, k3 for Garter st border.

Row 2: K3, , sm (slip marker), purl to last 3 sts, sm, k3.

Row 3 (RS): K3, *k1, yo, k2, k2tog tbl (through back loop), k2tog tfl (through front loop), k2, yo; rep from * twice more, end k3.

Row 4: Rep Row 2

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