Curled (rolled) edge on a sweater
I have recently made an afghan that is flat knit on the face of the fabric. I added six stitches of seed stitch on each side as a border. I have a distinct problem with the fabric curling. Can you recommend a border stitch that would minimize or eliminate the curling problem?
Hi, Actually you are doing the right thing by knitting seed sts borders. I would recommend continue making it a bit longer to add more weight to the edge. Maybe make it 1 1/2 or 2 inches. After you finish with the border, block each ends and let dry. You can block the whole piece but it's going to need some room and many dry towels. If you have never done blocking before. Here is how I usually do my blocking.
Simple Method Of Blocking
1. Wet piece with cold or room temperature water (in a sink of a tub) and squeeze the water off gently.
2. lay a dry towel on a flat surface (my carpet floor works out well for me, but make sure the color doesn't run ) and place the wet piece over it at the end of the towel. Straight on the piece a bit.
3. start rolling the towel over the wet piece putting slightly pressure over to press off more water.
4. Unroll the towel and remove the piece to another dry towel that has been laid on a flat surface.
5. Smooth out the pice gently with your hand and shape it to your need. Use pins to pin along edges to keep the piece in place.
6. Let it dry over night. Remove all the pins.
At this point, you should find the blocked piece look nice and smooth.
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