My Work Is Curling Badly!!!
Posted 16 May 2006 - 07:23 PM
I AM MAKING 8 INCH SQUARES USING THE AFGHAN METHOD. I AM DOING THE STANDARD AFGHAN STITCH. I HAVE MADE ONLY 5-6 SQUARES. THEY ARE ALL CURLED UP INTO A 1-2 INCH ROLL...LIKE A LONG JELLY ROLL ABOUT AS WIDE AS THE TOILET PAPER HOLDER! I LOVE THE AFGHAN STITCH...BUT HATE SO MUCH THE CURLING:eek . IS THERE ANY WAY AT ALL THAT YOU KNOW OF TO KEEP THE WORK FROM CURLING. I HAVE TRIED SC THE FIRST ROW BUT THAT DONT HELP WHATSOEVER!!!
I AM GOING TO GIVE UP AND CHUNK THE ONES I HAVE ALREADY MADE. HELP IF YOU CAN PLEASE.
Posted 16 May 2006 - 07:51 PM
Posted 16 May 2006 - 08:15 PM
I thought I saw a link a while back on recommendations about the curl problem; have you tried googling on it yet? I'm going to go give it a try and edit this post if I find the info I think I saw.
Don't give up yet! the afghan stitch is so neat....
edited: ok, here are the first few results I got on "afghan stitch curl":
http://www.craftyarn...st.php?3,page=9 scroll down to about the middle of the list of posts; a dialogue on "afghan stitch gauge and curl" - again, the idea of a border, plus the idea that you'll have to go several rows before the curl straightens out. Never worked for me; I got the tubes, too. the border did, though.
http://www.anniesatt...ml?blog_id=2069 short, sweet list of ideas on the Annie's Attic site, pretty much the same, added the idea of steam blocking.
http://www.medidit.c...trct/afstch.htm she recommended not one but two rounds of sc for the border; the first normal sc, the second one crab (reverse sc)
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 08:22 PM
Hmm.. I'm working on an afghan combining crocheted and stockinette squares, and stockinette stitch tends to curl a lot too. To take the curl out of the stockinette (and to make the squares look nicer when I join them) I've put a row of sc around all four edges of the squares. Maybe that would work on your afghan stitch stuff too?
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 09:44 PM
Posted 17 May 2006 - 09:16 AM
Let us know how you make out.