How do you flatten a knitted scarf?
Lay the scarf right side up on the ironing board. When the edges curl, they usually do so to the wrong side of the knitted object. By laying the right side up, you can force the curl to lay flat. If it’s tightly curled, pin the scarf edges to the ironing board to lay the scarf flat.
How do you keep the edges of a knitted scarf from curling?
The most well known method to prevent curling is by blocking. How do you do that? When you’re finished knitting your project and you’ve bound off your stitches, put your garment into tepid water with a bit of pH neutral soap. Let the wool soak for about 30 minutes, but don’t rub!
Will blocking uncurl stockinette stitch?
Do not unpin the scarf until it is completely cool and dry. Blocking is a good finishing technique for nearly any hand-knitting. It helps to smooth seams and give the whole piece a neater, more professional look. You should not expect it to completely uncurl a stockinette-stitched scarf, however.
How many stitches should I cast on for a scarf?
Cast On Stitches
Cast on 12 stitches. This will give you a scarf that’s almost 5 inches wide, but you can alter the number of stitches for a wider or narrower scarf. There are a many different ways to cast-on. Try the long-tail cast-on or simple wrap cast on.
What is stockinette stitch in knitting?
Stocking stitch, or stockinette stitch, is the second most basic of stitch patterns and is created by alternating rows of knit and purl stitches. The right side of the fabric has a ‘V’ pattern and the wrong side has a bar pattern.